New Missile Defense Futures Lab to Develop and Test Integrated Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Futures Lab (MDFL) supports missile defense systems engineers with research, modeling and simulation and the development of tracking software to respond to nuclear and other threats By DA Reporter / 07 Sep 2021
Northrop Grumman MDFL

Northrop Grumman Corporation has opened a new Missile Defense Futures Lab (MDFL) in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. to support the development, testing and fielding of an integrated missile defense system.

The MDFL employs comprehensive modeling, simulation and visualization capabilities to support innovation and collaboration between developers and warfighters. 

With custom-built servers and the ability to process and relay data from missile detecting satellites and ground stations, the MDFL supports missile defense systems engineers with research, modeling and simulation and the development of tracking software to respond to nuclear and other threats.

“Partnering with our customers, Northrop Grumman is leading the way as the defense industry undergoes digital transformation,” said Lisa Brown, vice president, missile defense solutions, Northrop Grumman. 

“With speed and agility we can securely meet with teams across the country, start designing a product, share it with the customer and receive feedback in real-time, reducing the length of our product roadmap dramatically.”

With its flagship location in Huntsville, the MDFL has distributed facilities in Boulder, Colorado; Chandler, Arizona; Colorado Springs, Colorado; McLean, Virginia; Morrisville, North Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland.

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