The Missile Defense Agency taps Draper for precision targeting and missile avionics development
CAMBRIDGE, MA—The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Draper a $36.9 million contract to perform technical and analytical services in support of the Agency’s efforts to evaluate, mature, integrate and test guidance, navigation and control technologies.
Under the contract, Draper will focus its work on sensors, modeling and simulation, radiation harden-ing, survivability, precision targeting and missile avionics development. The work will be performed primarily in Huntsville, Alabama, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Draper has supported the U.S. military’s strategic mission for more than 75 years. A primary focus of Draper’s programs has been the development and early application of advanced guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) technologies to meet the U.S. Department of Defense’s and NASA’s needs. Draper contributed to the development of inertial sensors, software and other systems for the GN&C of commercial and military aircraft, submarines, strategic and tactical missiles, spacecraft and unmanned vehicles.