MDA, in response to audit, raises technical bar in NGI contest; aims to promote design stability

By Jason Sherman / May 18, 2023 at 11:05 AM
The Missile Defense Agency has raised the bar in the $17 billion Next Generation Interceptor competition, requiring Lockheed Martin and a Northrop Grumman-Raytheon team to demonstrate critical technologies in their respective guided-missile designs at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or higher, a change from the initial requirement of TRL 5 or higher. The Government Accountability Office, in an audit of the Missile Defense Agency’s 2022 work published today , reveals the previously unreported requirement to raise the TRL threshold in...

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