Boeing has partnered with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Aerojet Rocketdyne for its bid to build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The team has already submitted an offering for the program, which will be a key component of the MDA’s missile defense system that intercepts and destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
GA-EMS has a long history of delivering missile technology and complex systems for critical national defense programs, while Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion systems have been utilised in the United States’ missile defense programs for decades. Northrop Grumman will serve as a component supplier on the Boeing-led team. A contract to build the system is expected to be awarded later this year.
Norm Tew, Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems vice president and general manager, commented: “The Boeing-led team will deliver critical technology to enhance our homeland missile defense. Combined, we bring decades of expertise in proven missile and weapon systems.”
Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, stated: “This partnership combines our legacies in innovation, bringing together new ideas to create an affordable and reliable solution to defend against emerging threats.”
Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president, said: “As the country’s premier hit-to-kill propulsion provider, we’re able to deliver low-cost, high-performance systems by leveraging our skilled workforce and strategic investments in innovative technology and materials.”