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The United States Missile Defense Agency, research and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense, is one step closer to launching its new billion-dollar program of Next-Generation Interceptor acquisition.

The Missile Defense Agency, commonly known as MDA, intends to release a draft request for proposals (RFP) to industry for the development of the Next-Generation Interceptor for Ground-based Midcourse Defense program.

The MDA announced in an Aug. 23 notice posted to the U.S. government’s main contracting website that the U.S. Government intends to hold a Kick-off Industry Day with potential Offerors on August 29, 2019, in the MDA Von Braun II, RM 1048, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL, from 1400 CST to 1530 CST.


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Also stressed that meeting notices will be provided on Wednesday, August 28, and this kick-off industry day will be classified secret.

The defense official also adding the Pentagon is working through the details of a new, next-generation interceptor competition, including when it will be initiated and the pace at which the technology will be developed and fielded.

The Next-Generation Interceptor is a potential weapon that could take on hypersonic missiles being developed by China and Russia.

The Pentagon’s competition for a new, next-generation interceptor will be developed using a canceled Redesigned Kill Vehicle program by Boeing and Raytheon.

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