Collins Aerospace to deliver launch platform for ICBM modernisation program

Collins Aerospace Systems will play a key role in modernising our nation’s current intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system under a contract awarded by prime contractor Northrop Grumman to support the US Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program.

As part of this nationwide team of industry partners, Collins Aerospace will be leading the Secondary Launch Platform-Airborne (SLP-A) effort, a replacement of the Airborne Launch Control System capability. This system works with the current Minuteman III system, which has been in place for nearly 50 years.

Heather Robertson, Vice President and General Manager for Collins Aerospace, said: “Northrop Grumman has put together an amazing team of industry partners to develop and deliver a comprehensive solution that will strengthen communication, command and control capabilities for the GBSD.

“The SLP-A is a comprehensive nuclear command & control solution which we’re developing to meet the needs of the modern battlespace.”

image courtesy of Collins Aerospace

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