FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Modernization of guidance systems for next-gen U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles is to be conducted by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
The work, under a $6.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force, will involve performance analyses, development of test strategies and lifecycle support plans for the next-generation missile guidance set architecture.
Results of the study will help the service determine the direction for the next phase of this program to ensure compatibility with the Minuteman III and future ICBM weapon systems, the company said.
"Leveraging our in-depth mission knowledge and approach to open architecture, we look forward to providing the Air Force with the most comprehensive evaluation of solutions to achieve an affordable, easy-to-produce and sustainable guidance system," said Lisa Finneran, vice president of Critical Mission Systems at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
According to the company, its open architecture and open business model approach will conduct an assessment of the critical nuclear systems and develop an incremental modernization plan.
Additional details of the contract were not disclosed.