Army Awards $3 billion to 8 Companies for Space and Missile-Defense Testing

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May 10, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: May 10 on

Eight U.S. defense companies will share $3 billion over the next nine years to help the U.S. Army rapidly develop and test prototype technologies for space, high altitude, and missile-defense capabilities.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced eight contracts collectively worth $3.04 billion Thursday as part of the Design, Development, Demonstration, and Integration, Domain-One (D3I Domain 1) project.

The Army Contracting Command awarded the contracts on behalf of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

“D3I supports the command”s mission to advance space, missile defense, and high altitude capabilities for the Army, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies,” says Diane Whitmore, chief of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command”s acquisition support office.