Next Generation Interceptor
Next Generation Interceptor (NGI)
Protecting America from complex long-range ballistic missile attacks.
The Next Generation Interceptor Mission
Protecting America from an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile attack is a complex task involving radars, space sensors, interceptors and a robust command and control system that must work as one. Our nation’s interceptor program is one of the most critical systems serving to protect everyone living in the United States every second of every day.
NGI Premier Team
To support the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program – as the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman has strategically partnered with Raytheon Technologies and assembled a premier team that will provide a highly advanced capability while focused on affordability, transparency, rapid development, lean manufacturing and a low-risk schedule. Building on decades of experience as a prime contractor for major defense programs, Northrop Grumman will provide a comprehensive NGI solution that supports operational deployment on a rapid timeline to meet the United States’ urgent national security needs.
“We assembled a strategic and experienced missile defense team to address the need to develop and deploy the Next Generation Interceptor. We understand the critical nature of the Missile Defense Agency’s mission of protecting our homeland from current threats and preparing to defend against new, even more complex threats.”
– Tom Wilson, Corporate Vice President and President Northrop Grumman Space Systems
“The joining of true experts — with mastery from threat detection to interception — creates a team capable of developing a revolutionary solution that is designed to defeat emerging threats.”
– Wes Kremer, President of Raytheon Missiles & Defense
NGI: The Innovation
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies, bring an innovative solution to NGI developed from decades of flight experience, knowledge and proven engagement and intercept algorithms. This history, coupled with cutting edge sensor technologies, artificial intelligence and robust flight electronics built to meet the demands of the NGI mission. Harnessing the latest in agile processes, DevSecOps and model based systems engineering, enables our team to develop, test and deploy an NGI solution ahead of warfighter needs while systematically reducing risk to the program.
NGI: The Proven Experience
Northrop Grumman’s NGI team, with strategic partner Raytheon Technologies, brings flight-proven missile defense experience including ground systems, battle management, command and control, interceptor boost vehicles and kill vehicles, as well as innovative technologies, agile processes and proven facilities. The team is leveraging unmatched past performance in interceptors to deliver a highly capable,affordable, low-risk solution that meets the customer’s schedule and ensures mission success.
NGI: The Right Location
To eliminate an incoming threat, there is no room for error. That is why our team, and the experience we possess, are critical. Close collaboration is key to the success of this program and Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies will be collocating our program management teams in Huntsville, Alabama to facilitate close collaboration and efficient interface with the Missile Defense Agency. We take seriously our responsibility of protecting the nation and being a good partner to the communities where we work.
NGI Proven Facilities
When working on critical timelines to support the NGI mission, the infrastructure must stand ready to support. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies state-of-the-art operating facilities include new flexible lean manufacturing space that is CMMI Maturity Level 3, ISO9000 and AS9100 certified. NGI production processes and facilities benefit from a successful history of producing hundreds of launch vehicles, kill vehicles and spacecraft – the same facilities that produce the existing Ground-based Midcourse Defense Booster and EKV and the Standard Missile 3 Block IIA interceptor.
NGI In the News
Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities Powering the Development of the Next Generation Interceptor
Northrop Grumman Performs Full-Scale Propellant Mix for Next-Generation Interceptor Motor
Northrop Grumman’s Rocket Development Reaches New Heights
Northrop Grumman Awarded Missile Defense Agency Other Transaction Agreement to Defend Against Hypersonic Missiles
Northrop Grumman Begins Fabrication of Key NGI Components
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies Team Complete Next Generation Interceptor System Requirements Review
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies Team Approved for Next Generation Interceptor Digital Software Factory
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Aerojet Rocketdyne complete risk reduction efforts on key NGI propulsion tech
Launching Your Career in Missile Defense
Northrop, Raytheon team on next-gen interceptor bid
Northrop teamed with Aerojet Rocketdyne and other key suppliers for NGI competition
Northrop, Raytheon pitch NGI proposal that stresses incumbency backed by innovation
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Work Together
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Northrop Grumman is looking for qualified engineering and business management professionals to join the NGI team. If you want to work on projects that truly define possible, check out our career opportunities.