About the Project

Western Nebraska has been hearing talks about “missile projects” that will be happening in our area for a couple years now.  We want to make sure we keep our small businesses in Western Nebraska are informed of how your business can support this project.

So what is GBSD?  The project will be an $86 billion investment into the modernization of the ICBM fleet (Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system).  The new replacement will be called the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system.  The missile system is a land-based system with silo launching capabilities.  The purpose of the system is to provide strategic deterrence for our nation.

You may be wondering when this will all take place?  In 2020, they announced the $13.3 billion GBSD contract for Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the new project through 2029.  At this time Northrop Grumman is now gearing up to find all business that can play a role in this project.  In 2023, Northrop Grumman has plans to complete their first flight test of the GBSD system.  They will be testing not only the infrastructure that supports the GBSD system but also the missile.  By 2026, plans to begin initial production of the first launch facility will start. By 2029, the GBSD deployment is projected to start with more units being added through the mid-2030s.  The GBSD weapon system is expected to remain in operation through 2075.

Visit our page Who This Impacts to find out more how you can be listed as a supplier with Northrop Grumman.