Boeing submits its offer for the Next Generation Interceptor NGI competition

According to a press release published by Boeing on August 12, 2020, Boeing submitted its offer to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) competition, proposing a design that leverages the company’s more than 60-year track record and expertise in strategic missile and weapon systems. 
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Boeing is committed to delivering next-generation missile defense capabilities to protect the U.S. homeland from emerging threats. (Picture source Boeing)

“Boeing’s NGI proposal delivers unmatched performance, affordability and reliability for the nation and the warfighter,” said Norm Tew, Missile and Weapon Systems vice president and general manager, and Huntsville site senior executive. “Building upon our prior investments and proven technologies, our innovative proposal offers a creative, compelling and game-changing technical approach to outpace, out-innovate, deter and defeat rapidly evolving advanced threats.”

If selected, Boeing will utilize its proven capabilities along with a best-of-industry team to ensure its unique offering is delivered to the warfighter on time.

“Boeing is well-positioned to deliver innovative solutions that greatly expand this key missile defense capability, ever focused on supporting the warfighter,” said Tew. “We are leveraging our unparalleled mission knowledge to design, develop and deliver a low-risk, highly-effective solution for the MDA.”

The NGI will be used to maintain ready deterrence and ensure the continued protection of the U.S. homeland from intercontinental ballistic missiles. A contract award is expected later this year.

In April 2020, the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has released the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) Request for Proposal (RFP). 

The Next-Generation Interceptor (NGI) program replaces the canceled Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program which was terminated by the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) Dr. Michael Griffin in August 2019 subsequent to the submission of the fiscal year 2020 budget request.

Unlike the RKV program which sought to replace just the kill vehicle (Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV)) of the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) missiles, the NGI program will replace the entire GBI interceptor. The GBI interceptor missiles are part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system which is designed to defend the U.S. from long-range ballistic missile attacks.