Contract News Release Number: No. 202-97 April 25, 1997

On April 25, 1997, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization awarded
two contracts for the concept definition study phase of the National
Missile Defense Lead Systems Integrator competition. The $8 million
firm-fixed-price contracts were awarded to United Missile Defense
Company, Bethesda, Md., and Boeing North American, Inc., Downey,
Calif. The contracts have a six month period of performance with no
options. The contracting activity is the Ballistic Missile Defense
Organization, 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20301-7100, under contract HQ0006-97-C-0011. These contracts
will utilize FY-97 Research and Development funds.