L3Harris Technologies will design and field new training capabilities for the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This is L3Harris’ first contract in missile system training.

L3Harris will support operations, maintenance and security forces training including a collective trainer for leadership decision-making based on the simulation of an advanced situational awareness environment. During the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the program, L3Harris will lead the system and software design for at least eight different training systems.


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L3Harris, Northrop Grumman and a nationwide team have been working together to produce a weapon system to replace the LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The modernized system aims to improve reliability while maintaining safe deterrence capabilities to respond to future threats. L3Harris will also support the GBSD nationwide team as a supplier on other subcontracts.

“The nationwide team has been working together for three years to identify the best capabilities for this national security priority,” said Greg Manuel, vice president, GBSD enterprise, Northrop Grumman. “Together we look forward to delivering on our commitment to the U.S. Air Force.”