MDA Awards Boeing Contract for Missile Defense

by: Matthew Potter
February 2, 2009

Category: Boeing, Business Line, Companies, Congress, Contract Awards, development program, MDA, missile defense, Services | RSS 2.0

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Boeing the FY09 option to continue work on the Ground Based Mid-Course Defense program. Business Week reports that the contract is worth about $250 million. This is the system that used to be called National Missile Defense (NMD) with sensors and missiles based in Alaska. There are also other radars and sensor scattered across the globe. The contract has an FY10 option included in it as well. There have been some rumblings from the Democrats that this is a program they are looking at to significantly cut in the future. SmartBrief reports that Senator Levin has discussed this as an option for the next budget.

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