Boeing Submits Proposal for Next-Generation Aegis Missile Contract

15 November 2010 (Last Updated November 15th, 2010 18:30)

Boeing has submitted a proposal for the concept definition and programme planning phase of the next-generation Aegis missile (NGAM) to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The MDA is expected to award multiple NGAM contracts in 2011, with deployment scheduled for 2020. The NGAM is

Boeing has submitted a proposal for the concept definition and programme planning phase of the next-generation Aegis missile (NGAM) to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

The MDA is expected to award multiple NGAM contracts in 2011, with deployment scheduled for 2020.

The NGAM is a key component of the phased adaptive approach for missile defence in Europe, providing defence against emerging longer-range ballistic missile threats.

Boeing has set up a programme office for NGAM operations and will begin developing the advanced defence capability.