The U.S. Air Force on June 24 awarded BAE Systems an up to $12 billion contract for ICBM support for the Nuclear Weapon Center at Hill AFB, Utah through 2040.

Under the cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Integration Support Contract (ISC) 2.0, BAE will serve as the lead systems integrator and will complement government personnel in providing ICBM systems engineering, integration, and professional services.

BAE was the incumbent and won the approximately $534 million ISC contract in July 2013.

For ISC 2.0, BAE beat out four other offers, which included one from Integrated ICBM Support Services, LLCa joint venture formed last year among AmentumApex Systems and Leidos [LDOS] (Defense Daily, Feb. 10, 2021).

The ISC 2.0 contract will support the aging Minuteman III ICBM force and the future Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which may become operational in 2029 and remain so until 2075. Boeing [BA] built the Minuteman missiles and Northrop Grumman [NOC] is developing the GBSD, now known as the LGM-35A Sentinel.