DAHLGREN, Virginia – US missile defense experts needed software support for a variety of ballistic missile defense tests. They found their solution at Corvid Technologies LLC in Mooresville, North Carolina
Officials at the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Dahlgren, Virginia, on Thursday announced a potential $44 million contract with Corvid Technologies to provide mathematical algorithm development, computer analysis, and analytics. scope safety for MDA flight testing.
MDA’s mission is to develop an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, friends, and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight.
MDA’s test and measurement program provides essential data to demonstrate the effectiveness, suitability and survivability of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
The tests also contribute to United States non-proliferation goals by sending a credible message to the international community about the United States’ ability to defeat ballistic missiles in flight.
Related: Test and measurement equipment keeps high-tech systems running smoothly
Testing is a continuous and evolving process that encompasses development and operational activities. The process begins with the testing of system elements and components and progresses to the end-to-end testing of the integrated system as a combination of interceptor and sensor systems linked by a sophisticated command and control architecture.
As the tests progress, each test builds on the knowledge gained from previous tests, adds increasingly difficult objectives, and becomes more operationally realistic.
The test program uses models and simulations to assess system configurations, engagement conditions, and target phenomena. Flight and ground tests provide essential data to validate the accuracy of models and simulations.
Ground tests combine hardware in the loop, digital representations, high-fidelity threat simulations, and operational assets to test BMDS capabilities against many threats and environments that cannot be replicated in flight tests.
Related: Raytheon to Perform Groundbreaking New Tests and Measurements for SM-3 Missile Circuit Boards
Exercises and war games help military commanders prepare concepts of operations; tactics, techniques and procedures; doctrine; and training on current and evolving BMDS capabilities.
Testing allows warfighters to have confidence in the basic design of the BMDS, its strike-to-kill effectiveness, and its inherent operational capability.
MDA research aims to establish and maintain the BMDS, add networked, forward-deployed sensors on the ground, at sea and in space to make interceptors more effective in the future; expand US missile defense capability by adding interceptors over time; and adding complex layers of increasingly capable sensors and weapons as new technologies emerge.
Related: Commercial Aerospace and Defense Companies Secure Avionics and Other Electronic Systems with Test and Measurement Tools
Corvid technology capitalizes on the predictive capability of high-fidelity computational physics solvers, an indigenous massively parallel supercomputer system, a prototyping factory, and a ballistics and mechanics lab to study high-throughput physics phenomena, resulting in advanced solutions. complex engineering for ballistic missile defense, cybersecurity, design and development of aircraft, missiles and warheads.
Under this contract, Corvid Technologies will perform the work in Mooresville, North Carolina, and is expected to be completed by June 2027. For more information, contact Corvid Technologies online at www.corvidtec.com, or the Missile Defense Agency at www.mda.mil.