Next Generation Interceptor (NGI)

The Missile Defense Agency selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the nation's new homeland missile defense capability, the Next Generation Interceptor.

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) and Preliminary Design Review (PDR). 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, as MDA’s prime contractor for the Next Generation Interceptor, will provide a solution that will revolutionize U.S. homeland missile defense.  

Latest Next Generation Interceptor News   ___
Apr 15, 2024
Press Release
On April 15, the Missile Defense Agency selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI).
Apr 15, 2024
The Missile Defense Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the Next Generation Interceptor.
Feb 28, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin successfully completed an acquisition milestone for the nation's modernized long range ballistic missile interceptor.
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