Lockheed Martin recently delivered the first flight software package for the US’s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interceptor ahead of schedule.
Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program completed its first official software release in August 2022. The delivery of this first incremental flight software to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) marks a critical step on the path to flight testing and fielding.
“Our engineering team delivered this robust capability to our customer over a month early using Lockheed Martin’s NGI Software Factory,” said Sarah Reeves, vice president of NGI at Lockheed Martin. “The software factory enhances reliability and allows for faster development time in the future.”
This software is critical for NGI to complete its mission to protect against an increasing and evolving ICBM threats. The team utilized open architectures and agile processes, leveraging development, security and operations (DevSecOps) to achieve this milestone early through our NGI Software Factory.