Gone Ballistic

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Northrop Grumman a $600 million contract modification to continue its work on the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The total value of the cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is now $3.85 billion, according to a Pentagon release. Under the deal, Northrop will continue to provide technical and operational products and services, support the definition, development, and test and evaluation of integrated missile defense capabilities, and assist with exercises, wargame command and control procedures, operational concepts, and doctrinal requirements. Work will be performed in Colorado, Alabama, Virginia, New Mexico, Alaska, California, and Hawaii.