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Northrop Grumman wins $13 billion contract to replace US ballistic missiles | Stars & Stripes
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Northrop Grumman wins $13 billion contract to replace US ballistic missiles | Stars & Stripes

Northrop Grumman was¬†awarded¬†a¬†$13.3 billion contract by the U.S. Air Force¬†to replace America’s aging stock of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The defense manufacturer¬†takes a step forward in¬†modernizing the¬†nuclear¬†enterprise¬†as threats¬†from countries such as Russia and China¬†continue.¬†The contract announced¬†that Northrop will manufacture missiles¬†that can be operational by 2029.¬†In 2019, the CBO estimated that the Pentagon would spend $61 billion over the subsequent 10 years on¬†the¬†modernization of the ICBM fleet alone.

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/northrop-grumman-wins-13-billion-contract-to-replace-us-ballistic-missiles-1.644324

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