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Pentagon continues BMD investments

07 November 2017

As concern mounts over North Korean missile threats, the United States is continuing to bolster its ballistic missile defence (BMD) with recent contracts for BMD radar and missile systems.

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity follow-on contract on 1 November with a maximum value of USD371.2 million to provide research and development (R&D) support for the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2 (AN/TPY-2) and Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radar. This R&D support includes product improvement; warfighter support; engineering services; Ballistic Missile Defense System test subject matter experts (SME) support; modelling and simulation SME support; and cyber security.

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