The US Missile Defense Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver its Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) missile defence capability.

This next element in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is a “multiple-kill vehicle interceptor designed to protect the homeland against long range ballistic missile threats from rogue nations”.

“Lockheed Martin is proud to partner with the MDA on a revolutionary interceptor to advance our nation’s security. We are committed to delivering reliable interceptors that will seamlessly integrate with the GMD system and can rapidly evolve with the threat,” said Sarah Hiza, vice president and general manager of Strategic and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin. “We stand ready to support our customer for decades to come with a solution capable of protecting the nation from current and future threats.”

The programme continues on its path to critical design review, integration with the broader weapon system and flight testing. Lockheed Martin’s NGI program embraces digital tools, processes, and technologies as an enabler to meet our customers’ production needs today and well into the future.

For NGI, Lockheed Martin is leveraging investments in kill vehicle technology, combat-proven exo-atmospheric threat intercept experience, and nearly seven decades providing the nation with strategic missile systems. The company pioneered hit-to-kill intercept technologies our customers rely on today.

New and modern Lockheed Martin facilities built for the homeland missile defence mission had recently opened in Huntsville, Alabama and are under construction in Courtland, Alabama.
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