Lockheed Martin has taken a monumental stride toward bolstering national security as it recently announced the successful completion of all subsystem preliminary design reviews for its cutting-edge next-generation missile interceptor (NGI). This pivotal achievement is part of the defense behemoth’s unwavering commitment to innovation and safety, propelling the United States air defense capabilities to new heights.

Validation Through Accelerated Testing

The NGI’s matured design, validated through a series of accelerated tests and evaluations, underscores Lockheed’s prowess in modern engineering techniques and digital tools. It reduces safety risks for operators and marks a substantial leap forward in countering ballistic missile threats for both military and civilian assets.

Lockheed’s Vice President of NGI, Sarah Reeves, hailed the achievement as a resounding success. She lauded the NGI solution’s rapid progress, setting it firmly on course for upcoming flight testing. Reeves emphasized that its team remains committed to showcasing the revolutionary architecture of the NGI, harnessing mature technologies to ensure the highest level of mission confidence.

“During these reviews, we took a modern and transparent approach through the use of advanced digital engineering and model-based engineering tools,” Reeves said in a press release statement.