Tag Archives: Minuteman III

Northrop’s Kathy Warden: Air Force’s Urgency to Replace ICBM Keeps GBSD Program on Pace

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden, chairman, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said she believes future budget pressures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will not have an impact on the schedule of the U.S. Air Force’s $85B Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile program, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

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Boeing Gets $70M Modification on Air Force Minuteman III Missile Support Contract

Boeing has received a $70.5M contract modification to support the U.S. Air Force‘s flight test, telemetry and termination program for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The modification revises ICBM specifications related to cable and antenna test requirements, flight termination receiver, electronic interference and parts management plan, the Defense Department said …

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Boeing Presents Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Designs to Air Force

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 …

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Boeing Completes System Requirements Review for ICBM Replacement Program

Boeing has completed a system requirements assessment with the U.S. Air Force under a program that seeks to modernize a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile system for the military branch’s nuclear deterrence mission. The first key review for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program aimed to assess technical requirements prior to the design and development of the …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Boeing Perform Tech Maturation Work on Ground-Based ICBM Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne will offer propulsion system support to help Boeing conduct technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent acquisition program. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday that the GBSD program looks to create a replacement for the U.S. military’s current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile units. Boeing received a …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support Northrop’s Ground-Based ICBM Risk Reduction Work

Aerojet Rocketdyne will provide propulsion system support to aid Northrop Grumman‘s technology maturation and risk reduction efforts under the U.S. Air Force‘s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program. Sacramento, California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will study propulsion options and develop early designs that meet Northrop’s ICBM configurations. The Air Force …

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Boeing’s Frank McCall: New ICBM Would Cost Less Than Minuteman Service Life Extension

Frank McCall, head of strategic deterrence at Boeing, has said the development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile would be cheaper than another service life extension effort on the Boeing-built Minuteman III ICBM, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. McCall told reporters that the U.S. Air Force‘s future ICBM dubbed Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent would provide better …

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Orbital ATK’s New Utah Office to Support Air Force Minuteman III Booster Sustainment

Orbital ATK has opened a new office at Hill Air Force Base in Utah in a move to help the military branch collaborate directly with the company to sustain Minuteman III boosters. The company said Tuesday the 7,000-square-foot office space it leased at Falcon Hill Research Park will accommodate employees that work under the company’s propulsion subsystem support …

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Lockheed Receives ICBM Re-Entry System Sustainment, Update Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a potential four-year, $50 million contract and a separate $10.6 million modification for work to sustain and modernize the military service’s intercontinental ballistic missile reentry systems. Lockheed said Thursday it will produce seven reentry field support components and four sets of additional support …

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