General Atomics

09/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2020 10:34

General Atomics Partners with Boeing on Next Generation Interceptor

SAN DIEGO, CA, (Sept. 24, 2020) - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today it has partnered with The Boeing Company to pursue the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). The NGI is a key element of MDA's missile defense system, which is designed to counter all ranges of ballistic missiles.

'An effective NGI solution requires a new way of thinking supported by a proven ability to deliver pioneering solutions,' stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. 'We are excited to partner with Boeing to deliver the disruptive technologies needed to help MDA rapidly deploy an interceptor system that bolsters the nation's missile defense network and ensures that the U.S., our allies, and partner nations maintain military overmatch against ever evolving threats from adversaries.'

'General Atomics' long history in complex systems makes them an ideal teammate to help us take our Next Generation Interceptor design to new heights,' said Norm Tew, Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems vice president and general manager. 'We value their partnership, and ability to provide the Boeing-led offering with cutting-edge technology and proven expertise to support the warfighter's mission.'

If selected, the Boeing and GA-EMS team plans to utilize GA-EMS' enterprise capabilities nation-wide.

'GA-EMS is a nimble, vertically integrated organization that can innovate and provide affordable technological and manufacturing solutions,' stated Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS. 'We have significant experience in designing missile defense technology, hypersonic weapons, space systems, and in manufacturing complex systems at scale for critical DoD programs, and ensuring we deliver products on time, that perform as required, and are right the first time. We look forward to this partnership with Boeing and supporting MDA's mission to provide the nation with an unparalleled NGI solution.'

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' history of research, development, and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

The views expressed are those of General Atomics and do not constitute an endorsement by the Missile Defense Agency.

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