BlueHalo Next-Generation Missile Selected for U.S. Army Counter-UAS

The BlueHalo NGCM is designed to increase lethality and range against Group 3 UAS and other larger air threats By Mike Ball / 03 Jul 2024
BlueHalo Next-Generation Missile Selected for U.S. Army Counter-UAS
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BlueHalo has been selected by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium as one of two providers for the Next-Generation Counter-Uncrewed Aerial System Missile (NGCM).

The company is leveraging a long corporate heritage in proven C-UAS technologies to expand its layered defense solutions with a long-range missile, entering the kinetic interceptor market space and providing an agile and alternate prime within the industrial base to counter rapidly evolving drone threats.

BlueHalo Next-Generation Missile Selected for U.S. Army Counter-UAS

The BlueHalo NGCM was developed in response to the U.S. Government request for a more advanced C-UAS missile technology to meet the pacing threat. NGCM goes beyond current capabilities to increase lethality and range against Group 3 UAS and other larger air threats, while enabling a rapid delivery timeline to get the technology to the frontlines quicker and more cost-effectively than alternatives.

Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “As we’ve seen in Ukraine, Jordan, Israel, and the Red Sea, drone attacks are increasing in number, sophistication, speed, and size –representing the fastest-evolving threat vector of the modern era.”

Adding the increased range, reduced time-to-target, and rapid launch capabilities of our technically superior NGCM to BlueHalo’s operational, industry-defining RF and directed energy C-UAS solutions gives unmatched, layered protection to our warfighters, allies, and assets. We are honored to work alongside AMTC to expand our nation’s kinetic C-UAS capabilities and continue BlueHalo’s legacy of delivering next-generation defense technology into the hands of the warfighter.

Jimmy Jenkins, General Manager of BlueHalo’s Defense Sector and a former air defender in the US Army, noted: “BlueHalo’s NGCM provides an agile, disruptive, technically superior interceptor to the munition industrial base, delivering unmatched protection to our warfighters and transforming our nation’s air defense systems at mission speed.”

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