By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Chandler, Arizona, and Lockheed Martin Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, are being awarded competitive cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-plus-incentive-fee contracts. The total value of these contracts is $3,932,649,057 (base: $2,629,667,873; options: $1,302,981,184) if funded through the full base period. The initial program funding limitation for both contracts combined is $1,600,000,000 through fiscal 2022. In alignment with the Department of Defense's current missile defense strategy, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will perform technology development and risk reduction of the Next Generation Interceptor All-Up-Round capable of surviving natural and hostile environments while countering emerging threats. Allowing a technology development phase will help ensure that the NGI is an efficient and effective part of an integrated Missile Defense System solution by permitting the department to further analyze requirements and make necessary adjustments in preparation for the product development phase. The work will be performed in Chandler, Arizona; Sunnyvale, California; and Huntsville, Alabama. The performance period is from March 2021 through May 2026. These contracts were competitively procured via publication on the government-wide Point of Entry website with three proposals received. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $291,930,500 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
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