Northrop aims to test first GBSD missile in late 2023  

By Briana Reilly / September 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- On “a focus track” to kick-start production of the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent in 2026, prime contractor Northrop Grumman is looking to launch its first test missile in the effort to replace the aging Minuteman III system in the fourth quarter of 2023, a company official said. Greg Manuel, the vice president and general manager of the Strategic Deterrent Systems division, told Inside Defense at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and...

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