Boeing has been awarded the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR) contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). 

The American aircraft manufacturer has supported the GMD since its establishment in 1998, through development, sustainment and test operations.

According to Boeing, the GMD system has now been on alert for nearly 18 years, and remains the United States’ only protection against intercontinental ballistic missile threats.

“Boeing’s proposal offered decades of experience in weapon systems integration, anchored by the unique expertise of our people,” Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems and Huntsville site senior executive said in a
statement.

“We’re proud to continue to support the mission-readiness of this critical missile defense capability for the nation,” Gruensfelder added.

Boeing said that work on the SITR will largely take place at the Boeing Huntsville site in Alabama.

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