MDA awards new round of funding for GPI technology development

By Jason Sherman / November 16, 2023 at 10:19 AM
The Missile Defense Agency is pumping $104 million into the Glide Phase Interceptor program, awarding RTX, formerly Raytheon Technologies, and Northrop Grumman $52 million options each for competing technology development efforts to design variants of a ship-launched missile capable of protecting an aircraft carrier from a long-range hypersonic weapon. On Nov. 15, MDA announced the contract awards, which raise the value over the last two years of Northrop’s work on GPI to $291 million and RTX’s to $293 million. The...

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