Raytheon will partner with Lockheed Martin to pursue the US Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) development and sustainment contract.

The strategic partners will develop, produce and sustain leading interceptor weapon systems for missile defence against a limited attack by intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles.

The GMD contract involves development, manufacturing, testing, training, operations and sustainment support of the GMD element.

The Lockheed GMD team also includes Alaska Aerospace Corporation and NANA Development Corporation.

Work will be performed at facilities in Alaska, Colombia and California.