Boeing awarded $1.6 billion Air Force contract

Company will provide guidance subsystem support for Minuteman III

A Boeing-built Minuteman III ICBM takes flight from a launch facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. (U.S. Space Force photo)

Boeing has been awarded a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force for work on the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile that is supported at the company’s Huntsville site.

Under the 16-year contract, Boeing will maintain the readiness and accuracy of Minuteman guidance systems.

“We built the Minuteman’s guidance system, so no one knows it like Boeing. Our highly specialized facilities and top-flight engineers enable us to sustain it with unmatched quality and precision,” said Ted Kerzie, program director of Strategic Deterrence Systems. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Air Force on this all-important mission.”

The Boeing-built weapon system has been the backbone of the U.S. Nuclear triad, and Boeing is the only company that has continuously supported every intercontinental ballistic missile subsystem – guidance, ground, propulsion and re-entry.

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