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Northrop Grumman to Open New Center in Air Force’s Future ICBM Capacity

U.S. weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand new facility, near Hill Air Force Base, to serve…

By Brooks Schroth , in Defense News , at August 28, 2019 3:46 AM EDT Tags: , ,

U.S. weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand new facility, near Hill Air Force Base, to serve as a future HQ for its staff members and the nationwide team supporting the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) plan.

The U.S. Air Force’s GBSD is the weapon program replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. GBSD signifies the modernization of the ground-based leg of the atomic triad.

The Air Force is focused on creating and delivering an integrated weapon program that may meet the combatant commander’s current necessities while having the adjustability to address altering technology and growing threats through 2075 affordably.

Warden added, “We look forward to this center serving as home to a diverse and proficient workforce, dedicated to creating this next-gen capability that may advance the strategic deterrence project for America. Our world-class nationwide crew is on the toe to support the GBSD project by the 21st century.”

Senator Mike Lee, Senator Mitt Romney, Rep. Rob Bishop, and local community leaders attended the ceremony to break ground on the center.

“By standing up the GBSD at Hill Air Force Base, we’re making the modernization of our nuclear restraint a high priority, which will be crucial for reaching the national safety challenges of the approaching decade,” said Senator Romney.

Northrop Grumman is at present the most significant security and defense firm in Utah with over 5,100 staff members throughout the state, mainly situated in Bacchus, Clearfield, Ogden, Promontory and Salt Lake. The new center will be completed by mid-2020.