Next Generation Interceptor (NGI)

Lockheed Martin has opened a $16.5M engineering facility at its Huntsville campus, introducing more capabilities for missile defense innovation in North Alabama.

At Lockheed Martin, we understand our customers' challenges and are developing advanced capabilities and platforms to help deter, fight and win in increasingly contested environments—when every second counts.

With the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), our mission is to protect the homeland with a modern, never-fail weapon system against increasing and evolving ballistic missile threats. NGI is a first line of defense, tip-to-tail interceptor development within the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. In developing this revolutionary system, Lockheed Martin is breathing life into our bold vision, infusing the expertise of a skilled and diverse workforce, and incorporating innovative digital technologies and techniques. Alongside a team of industry partners, to include numerous small businesses, our experts are designing and developing the most advanced hit-to-kill technology to provide a superior interceptor to the warfighters whose mission is to defend our homeland against evolving threats.

Lockheed Martin is applying cutting-edge digital transformation into the core of our NGI program. Using digital engineering and model-based engineering tools, agile practices, and open architectures, we are able to leverage data as a strategic asset. A Digital Twin of each interceptor gives us critical data unique to each round, helping us model performance and assess readiness for the warfighter. These tools enabled a modernized approach to Lockheed Martin’s NGI System Requirements Review (SRR), which the U.S. Missile Defense Agency approved six months after the initial development and demonstration contract award. Digital tools continue to inform our work to drive faster deliveries and provide agile responsiveness, engineering rigor, and data-driven insights for our customers.

Lockheed Martin is a dedicated partner to MDA and DoD, investing now for the future of NGI to increase warfighter capability.  Lockheed Martin’s revolutionary NGI design is the future of homeland missile defense. We know speed of innovation and relevance matter in deterring threats sooner and prevailing when necessary—always ready for what's ahead and prepared to succeed for decades to come.

Latest Next Generation Interceptor News   ___
Lockheed Martin Opens 25,000-Square Foot, $16.5M Missile Defense Lab
Nov 14, 2023
Press Release
Lockheed Martin opened a $16.5M engineering facility at its Huntsville campus, introducing more missile defense innovation in North Alabama.
Redefining Revolutionary: Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor Progress Continues
Oct 18, 2023
Lockheed Martin is making rapid progress on the nation’s next homeland missile defense interceptor: Next Generation Interceptor, or NGI.
Lockheed Martin's Next Generation Interceptor Program Advances Through Major Design Milestone
Oct 16, 2023
Press Release
Lockheed Martin's Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program executed its digital All Up Round Preliminary Design Review, in partnership with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), on September 29.
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