Missile Defense Agency selects Lockheed Martin to provide Next Generation Interceptor

Interceptor program seeks to protect U.S. from missile threats

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to provide its Next Generation Interceptor as the country’s new homeland missile defense capability. Lockheed’s NGI program is based in Huntsville.

“Lockheed Martin … will provide the most modern, reliable and technically advanced interceptor in the history of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system,” the company said. “The multiple-kill vehicle interceptor is designed to protect the homeland against long-range ballistic missile threats from rogue nations.”

Sarah Hiza, vice president and general manager of strategic and missile defense at Lockheed Martin, called the new interceptor “revolutionary.”

” We are committed to delivering reliable interceptors that will seamlessly integrate with the GMD system and can rapidly evolve with the threat,” she said. “We stand ready to support our customer for decades to come with a solution capable of protecting the nation from current and future threats.”

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