Boeing Defense
Boeing Defense manages the Little Mountain Test Facility at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base.

Boeing Awarded USAF Testing Contract

April 3, 2024
A five-year assignment covers testing for ICBMs, nuclear modernization programs, and other defense and deterrence capabilities.

The U.S. Dept. of Defense, via the U.S. Air Force, awarded $559 million to Boeing Defense for a five-year program of testing at the Little Mountain Test Facility at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base: Boeing will test functionality of the nation’s current and future intercontinental ballistic missile force, nuclear modernization programs, and other critical defense and deterrence capabilities.

The Little Mountain Test Facility has been operated by Boeing since 1974, where it conducts tests and provides technical support on nuclear and nonnuclear defense platforms for the DoD and DoE. Its capabilities include radiation effects, electromagnetic effects, shock and vibration, and other environmental testing protocols.

Also, it is adding to its testing capabilities and capacity at LMTF in support of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center there, to meet sustainment, modernization, and mission requirements.

“From strategic deterrents to other priority defense and aerospace systems, it’s imperative that we rigorously test and verify their ability to carry out their missions no matter the circumstances,” stated Ted Kerzie, acting vice president of Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems.

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