Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Boeing Continues to Provide Missile Guidance for US Air Force
|Boeing corporate offices. Photo: Boeing|
[Avionics Today 12-02-2014] Boeing will continue to repair and supply the guidance systems of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) to the United States Air Force through September 2015. Under the recently announced $46.8 million contract, Boeing will serve as sole provider of maintenance and sustainment services on the NS50 guidance system, the navigational heart of the ICBM and keep the weapon system adequately stocked with spare missile guidance sets and on constant alert.
Boeing has maintained the guidance systems in Heath, Ohio, since 1998, ensuring spares are available for flight tests and nuclear hardness testing.