Boeing receives $1.1 billion to extend production on key air and missile defense capability

October 08, 2021 in Defense

A PAC-3 Missile launches during a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Photo credit: U.S. Army

Boeing has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract to extend seeker production for the U.S. Army’s PAC-3® missile into 2026. Under the contract, Boeing will produce approximately 1,500 additional seekers in Huntsville, Alabama, as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin beginning in 2023.

The Boeing-built seeker provides guidance data to the PAC-3 interceptor, which has protected warfighters, allies and international partners around the world from a variety of air and missile threats for 20 years and counting.

“Our battle-tested, precision seeker is the product of decades of world-class engineering, research and development. Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of our entire PAC-3 team,” said Robert Green, director of Boeing Integrated Air and Missile Defense. “As air and missile defense needs increase worldwide, we’re proud to be entrusted with continuing to deliver this critical capability to protect those who serve in uniform.”

Last year, Boeing was awarded $974 million in contracts to extend PAC-3 missile seeker production into 2022, as well as develop the next-generation of the seeker. Boeing has produced more than 4,300 PAC-3 missile seekers since 2000 and recently completed a facilities expansion in Huntsville to accommodate future production growth.

Click here to learn more about the PAC-3 missile seeker, as well as Boeing’s other air and missile defense capabilities and offerings.