Boeing Awarded Contract For GMD Block 2004 Capability Enhancement

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] an $823,040,235 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Block 2004 Capability Enhancement Program.

The scope of the Capability Enhancement Program, awarded to Boeing Missile Defense Systems in Huntsville, Ala., includes 15 additional ground-based interceptors, four modified silos with associated launch system components at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; an Upgraded Early Warning Radar at the North East Tier Location with supporting communications connectivity; embedded test capability; and subsystem integration and checkout.

Work will be performed primarily at Huntsville, Ala.; Fort Greely, Alaska, Tucson and Chandler, Ariz., Vandenberg Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sudbury, Mass., and Arlington, Va.

Boeing is responsible for the development and integration of the GMD system, including the Ground-based Interceptor, Ground-based Radar Prototype, Battle Management, Command, Control and Communication systems, Early Warning Radars and interfaces to the Defense Support Program.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.

For further information:
Kerry A. Gildea
Missile Defense Systems
(703) 414-6341