“Intercontinental ballistic missile program? I don’t want to talk to you

Not long ago, the US Northrop Grumman company won a US $13.3 billion contract to implement the next phase of the “land-based strategic deterrence” project and develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can replace “militia III”. < / P > < p > however, the company won a bit lonely. Originally and the company “challenge arena” Boeing announced that it will no longer participate in this stage of the project bidding. It’s like shouting to the U.S. Air Force and its competitors, “intercontinental ballistic missile program? I don’t follow. < / P > < p > the “militia III” missile of the United States is the first intercontinental missile in the world to adopt the technology of separated multiple warheads. The missile finished production in 1978 and has the ability to strike multiple targets. In the past few decades, the U.S. military has implemented many large-scale improvements on it, but its production technology has been backward, and its use and maintenance costs are high. < / P > < p > in the first stage, Boeing and Northrop Grumman participated in the bidding. However, when the tender for the second phase of the project was issued, Boeing announced that it would no longer participate in the bidding, saying that the acquisition of ATK by its competitors in 2018 put Boeing at a competitive disadvantage, and they did not believe that it could compete fairly with Northrop Grumman. < / P > < p > in September this year, the US Air Force had to award the contract to Northrop Grumman with only one bidder left.