Hicks approves NGI to proceed; contract award imminent for $2 billion, three-year initial design phase

By Jason Sherman / March 19, 2021 at 2:51 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has approved the Next Generation Interceptor project to proceed, clearing the way for the Missile Defense Agency to award a pair of contracts as well as seek $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2022 and FY-23 for the new Ground-based Midcourse Defense guided missile, according to a source familiar with the decision. The development comes after the new Biden team at the Pentagon took about a month to closely review the NGI program. While the delay...

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