Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

On July 25, Boeing announced it would withdraw its bid to produce the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), a system intended to replace the Air Force’s Minuteman III ICBMs. In a…

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Like its three predecessors, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review reaffirmed the need for the nuclear triad of bombers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Now comes the hard part….

USAF Contracts Two Firms to Develop New ICBM

USAF Contracts Two Firms to Develop New ICBM

On August 21, the U.S. Air Force awarded contracts to Boeing and Northrop Grumman, $349.2 million and $328.6 million respectively, for the development of a new ICBM to replace the…