Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a contract modification for nearly $43 million to continue software maintenance in support of the AN/TYP-2 X-Band Radar. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $90 million task order under the agency's Joint National Integration Research and Development Contract to further develop and evaluate Enhanced Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications capabilities. These capabilities will enable the implementation of the agency's Phased Adaptive Approach for more timely, affordable and responsive missile defenses to protect against ballistic missiles of all ranges and increasing raid sizes.
As China, Russia and Iran continue to develop capabilities that could circumvent U.S. missile defenses, technology under development by one defense industry contracting giant has piqued the interest of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
Recently, China reportedly has conducted at least three flight tests of a hypersonic maneuverable glide vehicle that skims the Earth’s atmosphere—technology that adversaries pursue to “find a seam” in U.S. missile defenses, said Mike Trotsky, vice president of air and missile defense business development, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin.