Boeing receives $1.1B air and missile defense contract

Contract will extend seeker production for the PAC-3 missile in Huntsville

A PAC-3 missile launches during a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. (U.S. Army photo)

A $1.1 billion contract with the U.S. Army will extend Boeing’s seeker production in Huntsville into 2026.

The contract extension, which will begin in 2023, will mean Boeing will produce 1,500 additional seekers. The Boeing-built seeker has provided protection from a variety of air and missile threats for 20 years.

“Our battle-tested, precision seeker is the product of decades of world-class engineering, research and development. Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of our entire PAC-3 team,” said Robert Green, director of Boeing Integrated Air and Missile Defense. “As air and missile defense needs increase worldwide, we’re proud to be entrusted with continuing to deliver this critical capability to protect those who serve in uniform.”

The contract extension comes after Boeing last year was awarded $974 million in contracts to extend missile seeker production into 2022. Boeing has produced more than 4,300 PAC-3 missile seekers since 2000 and recently completed a facilities expansion in Huntsville to accommodate future production growth.

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