Alabama's PeopleTec awarded $33M for missile defense

By Ed Adamczyk Contact the Author   |  Jan. 17, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Engineering and cybersecurity firm PeopleTec Inc. has been awarded a $33 million contract by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for engineering and support of the agency's international programs.

The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, calls for advisory and assistance services on international engineering to support technical, engineering, advisory and management activities tied to the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The system provides intercept abilities to stop short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles from reaching deployed forces, allies and friends around the world.

The work will be done at PeopleTec's headquarters in Huntsville, Ala., as well as at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Tel Aviv, Israel, with an estimated completion date of January 2023.

The Missile Defense Agency has obligated fiscal 2018 research development test and evaluation funds worth $201,000 to the company at the time of the award.

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