Army to hold information briefing on development of additional missile defense contracts

By Nickolai Sukharev / July 20, 2023 at 3:54 PM

The Army will hold a briefing on follow-on contracts for its missile defense development program on Aug. 15 at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, according to a public notice.

The contracts will allow the Space and Missile Defense Command’s Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration program to develop a “broad range” of high-altitude, space and missile defense solutions, the notice said.

Performance requirements include identifying technology gaps and development of numerous systems and subsystems.

Solicitations will be categorized based on business type and focus area.

The first category is open to any type of business and includes all aspects of military, space operations and missile defense. Current contractors include BAE Systems, Dynetics, KBRWyle, Peraton, QWK, RTX, SAIC and TBE.

The second category is restricted to small businesses and includes enhancing warfighting capabilities, addressing capability gaps and data and information systems. Current contractors include COLSA, Cybex Serco, MEIT, Sentar and Torch.

The ordering period is five to 10 years with an option for an additional five-year period. The contract value has not yet been established but is estimated to range from $1.9 billion to $2.5 billion for the first category and $1.5 billion to $2.05 billion for the second category.