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Boe­ing has been awarded a $1.09 bil­lion un­defini­tised mod­i­fi­ca­tion to a pre­vi­ously awarded con­tract for the pro­cure­ment of Re­designed Kill Ve­hi­cle (RKV) de­vel­op­ment. The Mis­sile De­fence Agency made the award, with work to in­clude, but not lim­ited to, pay­load de­vel­op­ment, pay­load ground test­ing, in­te­gra­tion with the ground-based in­ter­cep­tor and ground-based mid­course de­fence ground sys­tem, flight test­ing and four ini­tial pro­duc­tion RKVs for ini­tial field­ing. The mod­i­fi­ca­tion brings the to­tal cu­mu­la­tive face value of the pro­gramme to $5.84 bil­lion.

Boe­ing has re­cently re­ceived a $58.6 mil­lion, 35-month con­tract from the US Mis­sile De­fence Agency to demon­strate its evolved Multi-Ob­ject Kill Ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy, which in­creases in­ter­cep­tors’ abil­ity to lo­cate and de­stroy mis­siles headed to­ward the US.

The Boe­ing Com­pany, Mis­souri, has been awarded an $89,000,000 cost-plus-in­cen­tive-fee con­tract for in­cor­po­ra­tion of the Block II In­frared Search and Track Sys­tem (IRST) in the F/A-18 E/F air­craft. Work is ex­pected to be com­pleted in April 2020.

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