Boeing, now celebrating its 50th year of operations in Alabama, started 2012 in a big way. On the last business day of 2011, the Missile Defense Agency awarded the company a $3.48 billion seven-year contract for sustainment and development of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program.
The Boeing Co. has been awarded a seven-year, $3.5 billion contract to continue development and operations of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based midcourse defense system, including the interceptor missile field at Fort Greely in Alaska, the Defense Department announced Friday. Read the rest of this entry »
Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing have submitted proposals to take over support and growth of a Aegis fight system, a companies pronounced Dec. 14. Read the rest of this entry »
TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Army will decide in the next few weeks whether it will buy Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, to protect bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
The slow-moving process to award a huge new contract for part of the U.S. missile defense system should be completed by the end of the year, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Monday. Read the rest of this entry »
Oct 18 (Reuters) – The Pentagon has delayed until December the award of a contract that could unseat Boeing Co as the current prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield. Read the rest of this entry »
For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. Read the rest of this entry »
Bad quality parts have resulted in cost increases and schedule delays on 21 major aerospace programs managed or assembled by contractors including Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Co., and Alliant Techsystems Inc., according to an unreleased report by congressional investigators. Read the rest of this entry »
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification, option exercise, under contract HQ0147-09-C-0007 to The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Ala. The total value of this contract modification is $36,670,439, increasing the total contract value to $696,947,325. Under this contract modification, the contractor will manage the Ground-based Midcourse (GMD) Defense Weapon System sustainment and operations support to include system sustainment, training, and operations support of the GMD mission assets. The work will be performed in Fort Greely, Alaska, and Colorado Springs, Colo. The performance period is from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The MDA, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.