HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) plans for the Long Range Discrimination Radar to be operational and connected to the larger missile defense operational architecture within months, Brig. Gen. Joseph Letorti, director of operations at NORTHCOM, said Wednesday.  “We are ...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lockheed Martin [LMT] said on Aug. 8 it recently validated a prototype communications radio technology for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). The company said it demonstrated the communications system in its version of the NGI can operate through harsh and adversarial ...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Northrop Grumman [NOC] official argued its team is well suited to develop and build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and is ahead of schedule as they move towards the Preliminary Design Review ...

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $3.3 billion contract to design and manage new programs under the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile defense system. Under this contract, the company is expected to design, develop, test and field the next GMD Weapon System ...

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill includes a provision that would require the Defense Department to plan for acquiring at least 64 Next Generation Interceptors (NGIs), an increase over the 20 missile defense interceptors already planned. The NGI is the ...