The U.S. Air Force has released its long-awaited solicitation to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that covers 600 missiles, re-constituted launch infrastructure and modernized command and control systems. The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) solicitation invites bids on the weapon system’s engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase and includes five production lot options to manufacture and deploy the weapon. The two contractors ...


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