Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a US$306 million five-year base contract from the US Air Force to continue its role as the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Ground Subsystems Support Contractor (GSSC).
As prime contractor on the US Air Force GSSC since 2015, Northrop Grumman will continue to provide engineering and field services to sustain Minuteman III, the world’s oldest deployed strategic ballistic missile system, through the end of its service life later next decade.
This competitive award has a potential ceiling of US$3.86 billion over 18 years and Greg Manuel, sector vice president and general manager, strategic deterrent systems division at Northrop Grumman, credits the team with the renewed commitment to the US Air Force.
“Northrop Grumman brings proven performance, a highly skilled team of experts, and a continued commitment to ensuring Minuteman III weapon system operational readiness for the US Air Force,” Manuel said.
“Our team is using the latest in digital engineering and innovation to keep today’s system reliable, safe and secure while positioning the Air Force for a smooth transition to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system over the next couple decades.”
Work will be managed in Roy, Utah, and executed throughout many different locations.