BAE Systems wins position in $3 billion contract to develop next-gen space & missile defense

ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Army officials selected BAE Systems for a position in a $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue supporting the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT).

BAE Systems is among a group of eight companies that will compete for future task orders under the contract for the next eight years. Under contract, the company will research and develop hardware and software solutions to design next-generation technologies for space, high-altitude, and missile defense.

In addition to assisting with prototype design, the task orders call for the support of component testing, as well as the integration of prototypes into systems and subsystems that can be evaluated in a laboratory, or relevant environment, with limited operational system testing. The contract is reflective of the Army’s innovative “concept to combat” design approach, which expedites the roll-out of important next-generation technologies.

The requirements outlined in the new IDIQ enable the company to build on its legacy of critical mission task support under SMDC’s long-running Concepts and Operations for Space and Missile Defense Integration Capabilities (COSMIC) contract.

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