Informed by StopNATO on Nov. 21, 2009
UPI (United Press International)
NG to support BMD early-intercept program
Published: Nov. 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM
RESTON, Va. - Northrop Grumman has received a task order to support the U.S.
Defense Department early-intercept ballistic missile defense program.
U.S. company Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to provide the Missile
Defense Agency with support for demonstration experiments designed to assess
potential sensor technologies for early interception of missile threats.
Officials say Northrop Grumman will be expected to design and develop an
experimental command and control architecture that will enable an evaluation of
sensors for countering medium and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats.
"For the company and our customer, this initiative leverages Northrop Grumman's
legacy Kinetic Energy Interceptors and command, control, battle management and
communications expertise and technology to advance a critical and promising
capability," Karen Williams, Northrop Grumman Information Systems vice president
for Air and Missile Defense Systems, said in a statement.
"For the taxpayer, early intercept ensures previous investments in Kinetic
Energy Interceptors will be applied judiciously to various aspects of the
missile defense system to improve the ability to defeat threats to our nation."
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