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Next-Generation Interceptor System team gets green light from Missile Defense Agency to proceed to next phase - News

December 20, 2021

FORT BELVOIR, Va. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has approved the System Requirements Review (SRR) from the Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies team regarding the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI); the companies are now allowed to proceed with initial system design, additional risk-reduction testing, and critical-component qualification activities.



Digital software factory for NextGen Interceptor approved by MDA - News

December 07, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has approved the Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Missiles & Defense Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) team’s common software factory solution and its associated digital infrastructure following successful testing.


Counter-hypersonic interceptor in development with Raytheon and MDA - News

November 22, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missiles & Defense has been selected by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as one of the companies to develop and test the first interceptor designed to defeat hypersonic threats.


DoD officials cite AI as a potential tool to bolster missile defense - News

August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is focusing on more efficiently utilizing the vast amounts on data generated during missile testing conducted by the United States military through the use of artificial intelligence (AI). 


Hypersonic missile defense goal of recent MDA CubeSat deployment - News

July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) deployed two tiny satellites to space June 30 that officials claim has begun communicating with ground stations. This is intended to be the first step on the way to an experiment that will eventually see them communicate with each other.


Missile Defense Agency selects Northrop Grumman-Raytheon team for missile-interceptor program - News

March 24, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. and TUCSON, Ariz. Northrop Grumman and strategic partner Raytheon Missiles & Defense (a business unit of Raytheon Technologies) have won a contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, under which the companies will embark on rapid development and flight test of an interceptor designed to defend the U.S. against the most complex long-range threats.


Layered ICBM defense demonstrated by U.S. Navy in Pacific test - News

November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reported that the U.S. Navy shot down a target meant to mimic an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean with an SM-3 Block IIA missile, in a demonstration of a possible plan to defend Hawaii.