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MDA Awards Raytheon Interceptor Development Contract

by: Matthew Potter
November 2, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, development program, MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, space | RSS 2.0

Reuters reports that the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a over $400 M contract to Raytheon for development of a new interceptor to the Ground Based Missile Defense System. The contract is for a new, multiple kill vehicle payload to allow the attack of multiple targets with one interceptor. The current system installed in Alaska utilizes interceptors with one kill vehicle on them. This new system would minimize the number of interceptors required to destroy a target, especially if their are a number of decoys also as part of the attack.

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