Women-owned small business wins first prime contract to enhance ballistic missile defense
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – June 5, 2019 – The Missile Defense Agency has awarded QTEC Aerospace a contract to develop an analysis platform that allows rapid identification and response to emerging and advanced threats.
“The QTEC Team is honored to have been selected by the Missile Defense Agency to lead this innovative research,” said Kathy Broad, Chief Executive Officer, QTEC Aerospace. “This award represents our first prime contract and is a reflection of our successful mentor-protégé relationship with Northrop Grumman.”
“Congratulations to QTEC Aerospace,” said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, missile defense and protective systems, Northrop Grumman. “We are delighted to be part of QTEC’s success and pleased the synergy created with our protégé will enable an important capability needed for missile defense.”
QTEC Aerospace will lead a team that includes Northrop Grumman and Whitespace Innovations to develop a toolset that integrates left-of-launch data with right-of-launch capabilities. The effort will provide the Missile Defense Agency and combatant commanders the ability to quickly classify threats in order to employ a broad spectrum of kinetic and non-kinetic capabilities against those threats.
In 2015, the Missile Defense Agency signed an agreement as the Department of Defense sponsor of the Northrop Grumman-QTEC Aerospace mentor-protégé team. The team won the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding achievement in the three-year program.
QTEC Aerospace is a women-owned small business providing engineering, project management, engineering analysis and operations and logistics services for missile defense and aerospace programs.