The U.S. Air Force has received Boeing’s design options for a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system envisioned to thwart nuclear threats over the next five decades.
Boeing said Friday it completed a system requirements review for the service branch’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in November, three months after the company won a $349.1 million contract to support GBSD technology maturation and risk reduction efforts.
GBSD is intended to replace the current Minuteman III ICBM weapon system.
“We offered the Air Force cost and performance trades for a deterrent that will address emerging and future threats,” said Frank McCall, vice president of Boeing’s strategic deterrence systems business.
The company aims to submit the results of its preliminary design review to the service branch in 2020.