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Boeing, MDA Install Final Interceptor for US Ground-Based Missile Defense

Boeing, MDA Install Final Interceptor for US Ground-Based Missile Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing, MDA Install Final Interceptor for US Ground-Based Missile Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBoeing and the Missile Defense Agency have installed a 44th and final interceptor for the country’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System at Fort Greely in Alaska.

The company said Tuesday installation was completed ahead of schedule and will address a Defense Department requirement to increase the country’s inventory of GMD interceptors to 44 before the end of 2017.

MDA tested the capacity of GMD system to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a live-fire test that occurred in May.

GMD interceptors are designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles based on information from land-based, sea-based and space-based sensors.

The system consists of command-and-control facilities, communications terminals and a 20,000-mile fiber-optic communications network integrated with missile radars and various sensors.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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