United States of America
- Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
- Kinetic Energy Interceptor
- Missile Defense Agency
- Theater High Altitude Area Defense
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Lockheed-Martin a prime contract worth
$210 million to manage the overall missile defense countermeasures and targets
This contract supports target system engineering, design, and management, from
December 2003 to December 2007. Potentially, this contract could be extended up
to 10 years with an estimated value of $4.6 billion if all options are
The targets and countermeasures provided through this contract will enable the
US military to realistically, affordably and reliably to test the full range of
ballistic defense under development.
The Airborne Laser (ABL), Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), Ground-Based
Midcourse Defense (GMD), Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD), Patriot
Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3), and Theater High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)
ballistic missile defenses will be tested employing countermeasures and targets
provided through the contract awarded to Lockheed-Martin.
The countermeasures and targets provided by Lockheed-Martin should be able to
reproduce advanced capabilities of ballistic missiles under development
worldwide that could be used against the United States homeland or its military
forces deployed overseas.
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