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US develops the next-gen kinetic interceptor for its own national missile defense

WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US defense giants Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon have joined forces to develop the upcoming next-generation interceptor for the United States Missile Defense Agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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Raytheon and Northrop Grumman announced a joint effort on Monday. Corporations are counting on fruitful cooperation, especially since each of them has vast experience in the field of missile defense.

Recall, April 24, the Pentagon officially published a request for proposals for a new competition, which received the designation Next-Generation Interceptor (NGI). The US Missile Defense Agency has requested $ 664 million for fiscal year 2021 through the program. During the five-year period, they plan to allocate 4.9 billion.

As a result, the Pentagon expects to receive a new kinetic interceptor, which will act as a warhead of the anti-missile complex Ground-based Midcourse Defense.

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Recall that in February it became known about the plans of the Russian Ministry of Defense to give fighter planes a new complex that can effectively intercept enemy hypersonic weapons.

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