Advancing ‘Ahead of Ready’ with Next Generation Interceptor

Advancing ‘Ahead of Ready’ with Next Generation Interceptor

April 15, 2024

Image above: Notional render of Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor solution.

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) – the nation’s new homeland missile defense capability.

NGI is part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and will provide a new, advanced interceptor for the mission to protect the homeland against limited long range ballistic missile threats from rogue nations. And our mature and reliable interceptor solution will help the warfighter stay ahead of these evolving threats.

“Lockheed Martin is proud to partner with the MDA on a revolutionary interceptor to advance our nation’s security. We are committed to delivering reliable interceptors that will seamlessly integrate with the current GMD system and can rapidly evolve with the threat,” said Sarah Hiza, vice president and general manager of Strategic and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin.

Our Path to Development

Digital Enablement

With our NGI solution, we have built in efficiencies, upgradability, and sustainability so the warfighter can stay ahead of ready.

Since the program’s inception, the company’s embrace and integration of digital tools, processes, and technologies is an enabler to meet our customers’ production needs today and well into the future. All-digital development establishes a common digital thread – a foundation to enable accelerated testing, improve production processes, and more.

Revolutionizing U.S. Homeland Missile Defense

Our NGI solution is the solution the MDA requires, and we look forward to partnering with our customer on this new homeland missile defense interceptor for decades to come. With Lockheed Martin’s extensive understanding of the end-to-end missile defense mission, we are on the path to Critical Design Review as a trusted and transparent partner.

We are committed to delivering the first NGI in advance of the warfighter’s need.

The views expressed here are the views of Lockheed Martin and do not imply endorsement by the Missile Defense Agency.