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Northrop Grumman awarded Missile Defense Agency agreement defending against hypersonic missiles

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a firm fixed price Other Transaction (OT) Agreement modification to exercise options by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to continue the development of the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) supporting the MDA’s regional hypersonic missile defence program to deter and defeat hypersonic missile threats.


This modification is a follow-on to the initial 2021 award under MDA’s OT Agreement which entailed an accelerated concept design for a GPI prototype. Northrop Grumman is developing its GPI design through a successful Systems Requirements Review - Prototype under this modification.


“GPI will play a central role in ensuring the United States maintains the most reliable and advanced missile defence systems in the world that are capable of outpacing and defeating evolving missile threats,” said Rich Straka, vice president, launch vehicles, Northrop Grumman.


Northrop Grumman brings over 60 years of experience in all aspects of missile defence, along with the latest in Agile processes, artificial intelligence and model-based systems engineering to offer an affordable, low-risk solution to help ensure mission success.

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