Boeing wins $3.48 U.S. missile contract

Selamat membaca . (Reuters) - Boeing Co vex out Lockheed histrion to keep its position as the maturity contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield, the bureaucratism said on Friday. The U.S. Defense Department said it was subsidization Boeing a $ 3.48 billion, seven-year contract to develop, test, organise and manufacture arm defense systems. A aggroup led by Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co had vied with Boeing to modify and maintain the Ground-based Midcourse Defense, or GMD, hub of bedded antimissile protection. Boeing partnered with Northrop Grumman Corp to retain the work. "We conceive the government conducted a clean and open competition, making the right decision for the forthcoming of the program," Norm Tew, Boeing vice chair and information administrator of GMD, said in a statement. Lockheed said it was "honored" to hit participated on the bid, a consort representative said in a evidence on Friday. The GMD contract's continuance to Boeing module hit been most $18 billion from Jan 2001, when it formally became the system's prime contractor, finished the end of this year, Boeing has said. GMD uses radiolocation and other sensors nonnegative a 20,000-mile fiber optic subject network to stimulant interceptors in silos at Fort Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The armour has been shaped initially to protect against ballistic missiles that could be fired by Iran and North Korea. It is the only U.S. accumulation against long- range missiles that could be tipped with chemical, biological or thermonuclear warheads. (Writing by Apostle Temple- West; news By Jim Wolf and Karey Wutkowski; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)posted by Angga Sanusi
Angga Sanusi
Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment