Johns Hopkins wins $530 million Air Force contract to bolster nuclear enterprise

By Briana Reilly / July 13, 2021 at 11:11 AM

The Air Force has awarded Johns Hopkins University an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity deal worth up to $530 million to provide "research and development services in support of the nuclear enterprise," according to a contract notice released yesterday.

As part of the notice, the service also announced the first task order, carrying a $23.7 million price tag, for research and development work on the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program, which will ultimately replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

Both contracts, the announcement said, would bolster the two ICBM systems.

The contractor will perform the work in Laurel, MD.