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It’s impossible to modernize and future-proof at the same time. Until it’s not.

Northrop Grumman and US Air Force Collaborate to Meet Integrated Baseline Review Milestone

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GBSD and Northrop Grumman’s Leadership

Through our trusted partnership with the U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent nationwide team is committed to providing a system that is capable, safe, secure and reliable – and ready at a moment’s notice. The company is creating cutting-edge innovations in digital engineering to design and produce this modern strategic deterrent capability for the U.S. Air Force. Together, we are defining what’s possible for providing an enduring weapon system that remains on cost and on schedule.

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21st Century Deterrence

The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM). GBSD represents the modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad.

On Sept, 08, 2020 the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman the GBSD Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract.

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B-2 Spirit, returning from a mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Indian Ocean.

Four Things to Know About CBO’s Nuclear Spending Report

By Patty-Jane Geller

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CSAF Emphasizes Safe, Secure and reliable Nuclear Deterrence During SAC D Chairman Visit to Malmstrom

By Heather Heiney

Sustaining the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent: The LRSO and GBSD

Nuclear Deterrence Remains Department’s Highest Priority Mission

By C. Todd Lopez, DoD News

Supporting Voices

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Senator Jack Reed

“Our allies and partners depend on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, and modernization of our strategic forces…”

Dana Struckman

ICBMs still remain the most cost-effective weapon system in the nuclear triad to build and operate.

Patty-Jane Geller

The debate over whether to stick with the half-century-old Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile or replace it with the GBSD program just got a who…

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Ready to Deliver

The Northrop Grumman nationwide team is developing innovative concepts, technologies, and solutions necessary to meet the Air Force schedule, while delivering a safe, secure, reliable, and effective GBSD system. Our team has invested significantly in the people, facilities and tools needed to be ready, and is committed to deliver a GBSD solution – on schedule – that meets the nation’s needs.

The GBSD nationwide team includes Aerojet Rocketdyne, Bechtel, Clark Construction, Collins Aerospace, General Dynamics, HDT, Honeywell, Kratos, L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, and Textron Systems along with hundreds of other small, medium and large businesses across the United States with extensive ICBM missile systems expertise.

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Studies and Reports

The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program will modernize the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad. Read all key studies and reports about this critical weapon system here >>

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Safety in Diversity: The Strategic Value of ICBMs and the GBSD in the Nuclear Triad

May 2021 – Safety in Diversity: ­The Strategic Value of ICBMs and the GBSD in the Nuclear Triad

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The Downsides of Downsizing:  Why the United States Needs Four Hundred ICBMs

March 2021 – Atlantic Council Report by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa, Christian Trotti

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Extending New START Makes U.S. Nuclear Modernization Imperative

March 2021 – Heritage Report

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Join our Team

Our Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program is hiring cleared professionals to join our highly skilled team working to mature designs for GBSD, the nation’s next Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD team, your specialized skills will allow us to deliver on a national security priority to develop a modernized ICBM for the U.S. Air Force.

Northrop Grumman has secure GBSD career opportunities across the nation that can define your career with one of the biggest projects ever. Explore career opportunities at Northrop Grumman where you will push the boundaries of possible and fundamentally transform how we defend our nation.

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