Ground Based Strategic Deterrent


The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) will be the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile for the U.S. Air Force – and Lockheed Martin is uniquely qualified to offer the government the most affordable, low-risk solution. We are a leader in ballistic missile system development and are committed to supporting our nation’s continued ability to provide safe, reliable and credible strategic nuclear deterrence.

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Through the breadth of our strategic deterrence work for the Air Force and Navy, as well as our work for the Missile Defense Agency, we are able to reduce development risk with experienced personnel, components, processes and services. We also have a long track record of success in engineering, evolving and sustaining ballistic missile systems. From 3D printing to virtual reality design, we’ll bring the latest advancements in manufacturing and engineering to ensure GBSD is ready to adapt and evolve as mission needs change over the next several decades – delivering 21st century engineering for 21st century deterrence.

Proven Reliability, Next-Gen Affordability
Timeline for Strategic Deterrence
Building a Foundation in Utah
Building a Foundation in Utah

Construction is underway on Lockheed Martin’s new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent offices in Utah. “The new facility at Falcon Hill is representative of Lockheed Martin’s commitment to building our presence in Utah to support Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile contract competitions,” said John Karas, Lockheed Martin vice president and GBSD program manager. “If we are selected to move forward with GBSD, our office at Hill Air Force Base will allow for close collaboration with the Air Force, access to the strong aerospace and defense industry in the state and support from a vibrant community of veterans, engineers and scientists we will need to execute this important mission.”

Our Industry Team
General Dynamics: Weapon System Command and Control (WSC2)
Draper: Guidance, Navigation and Control
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Propulsion
Moog: Thrust Vector Control
Bechtel: Launch Systems
Orbital ATK: Propulsion 
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