Boeing and Northrop Grumman GMD Team Statement on Final Proposal Submission of Competitive Missile Defense Contract

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 22, 2011 — The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny and Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion today sub­mit­ted their final pro­pos­al for future work on the Ground-based Mid­course Defense (GMD) ele­ment of the Unit­ed States’ bal­lis­tic mis­sile defense sys­tem. Fol­low­ing pro­pos­al sub­mis­sion, the com­pa­nies released the fol­low­ing state­ment:

“Our final pro­pos­al for the GMD devel­op­ment and sus­tain­ment con­tract rep­re­sents the best our com­pa­nies have to offer for the future of the bal­lis­tic mis­sile defense pro­gram. We are con­fi­dent that our offer main­tains mis­sion readi­ness and demon­strates flex­i­bil­i­ty for this next phase of the program’s life­cy­cle.
“The final pro­pos­al is the cul­mi­na­tion of a process that brought togeth­er a broad indus­try group — select­ed for exten­sive her­itage GMD exper­tise — to deliv­er the best val­ue and low­est risk to the cus­tomer. For the past two years, we have worked to pre­pare an expan­sive pro­pos­al build­ing on our expe­ri­ence as GMD’s indus­try leader and out­lin­ing inno­v­a­tive solu­tions and a cost-effec­tive approach to pro­gram man­age­ment and exe­cu­tion.
“We stand ready to exe­cute imme­di­ate­ly upon con­tract award with the world-class team that designed, devel­oped and cur­rent­ly sup­ports this nation­al secu­ri­ty capa­bil­i­ty.
“As GMD remains the nation’s only defense against long-range bal­lis­tic mis­sile threats, Boe­ing and Northrop Grum­man are proud of our part­ner­ship with the Mis­sile Defense Agency and remain com­mit­ted to ensur­ing GMD is ready, reli­able and afford­able.”
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Con­tact:
Jes­si­ca M. Carl­ton
Boe­ing Strate­gic Mis­sile & Defense Sys­tems
Office: 256–461-5124
Mobile: 256–603-7137
jessica.m.carlton@boeing.com