Air Force requests information on Next Generation Reentry Vehicle for nuclear missiles

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 1, 2023 at 12:12 PM

The Air Force is beginning research into its Next Generation Reentry Vehicle for the LGM-35A Sentinel nuclear missile, according to a request for information posted last week.

The Air Force wants industry information on future advanced reentry vehicles and countermeasure concepts, according to the post. Responses will inform the government on contractor capabilities and interest from the industrial base, it states.

In its fiscal year 2024 budget request, the service is seeking $15.5 million to begin early acquisition activities for the NGRV to integrate with current and future warheads.

With the funding, the service would expect a materiel development decision in FY-24 and milestone A in FY-26, the justification documents released with the budget request state.