GBSD & ICBM A-Z

About GBSD

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. The Minuteman III first became operational in the early 1970s. While certain components…

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ICBM: Over 65 Years of Technical Leadership

Through the work of our heritage companies, Northrop Grumman has sustained and modernized the nation's ICBM systems for more than 65 years, and this critical work continues today. Explore the milestones that compose our rich history of leadership and innovation in ICBM technology.   Through the work of our heritage…

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Northrop Grumman’s Leadership in Modernizing and Developing the GBSD Program

Partner of Choice & Ready to Deliver With over 65 years of leadership on every U.S. ICBM system, the Northrop Grumman nationwide team has the proven capability, capacity, and commitment needed to execute the GBSD program. The team will include highly skilled companies, large and small, with thousands of people…

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Nuclear Triad: Supporting Voices

“Although the specific capabilities of GBSD are highly classified, the need to field a system with 2020s technology instead of 1970s technology is apparent. When you consider ICBMs are the least expensive to acquire and most cost effective to maintain and operate of the nation’s nuclear weapon systems, fielding a…

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The Northrop Grumman GBSD Nationwide Team Has Extensive Missile Systems Expertise

        The Northrop Grumman GBSD team, if selected, is ready to deliver on a national security priority to develop a modernized ICBM capability for the U.S. Air Force. The current team's responsibilities include: Aerojet Rocketdyne: solid-fueled rocket motor, post-boost propulsion BRPH: architecture and engineering Clark Construction: construction…

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