MDA retaining option for NGI dual-production, possibly tapping both Lockheed and Northrop

By Jason Sherman / May 27, 2022 at 12:33 PM
The Missile Defense Agency wants to retain the option to double planned production capacity for a Next Generation Interceptor -- notionally carrying forward both Lockheed Martin and the Northop Grumman-Raytheon teams to manufacture new mega-large, guided missiles in tandem as a strategy to provide policy makers "maximum trade space." MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill said the NGI acquisition strategy remains flexible, with options to down-select to a single vendor should either fail to achieve a near-term deliverable or pick...

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