Northrop Grumman has won a contract to develop Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW) missile for the U.S. Air Force.
During Phase 1 of the SiAW competition, the U.S. Air Force intends to align the SiAW missile system technical capabilities to the Air Combat Command requirements and to the Air Force Weapon Government Reference Architecture. Tasks include the establishment of an integrated digital environment to design, develop, and test the initial increment of the SiAW missile system utilizing a digital engineering methodology and model-based systems engineering best practices.
The Northrop Grumman solution leverages the Navy’s AARGM-ER, engineering and manufacturing development, low-rate initial production and integration work on the F-35 aircraft.
The contract with follow on options has a 3 month period of performance, with three competitive gates for three prime contractors to validate their missile capabilities under a digital acquisition approach that emphasizes agility and innovation.