Northrop Grumman has rejected Boeing’s proposal to form a “best-of-industry” team for the U.S. Air Force’s $80 billion contract to develop and produce the next intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Boeing said in a statement released Sept. 13. The decision clears Northrop to submit an independent bid for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) contract on Dec. 13, as Boeing decided in July to withdraw plans to make a competing offer. In late August, Boeing ...

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