US military chooses Corvid Technologies for software development for missile defense testing and measurement

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, NC

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials in Dahlgren, Virginia, announced on Thursday a potential $44 million contract with Corvid Technologies to develop mathematical algorithms, computational analysis and support for range safety analysis for MDA flight tests.

The mission of the MDA is to develop an integrated layered ballistic missile defense system to defend the US, its deployed troops, friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all distances and in all phases of flight.

The MDAs test and measure program provides critical data to demonstrate the effectiveness, suitability and survivability of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

Testing also contributes to the US’s non-proliferation goals by sending a credible message to the international community about the US’s ability to defeat ballistic missiles in flight.

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Testing is a continuous, evolutionary process that includes development and operational activities. The process begins with testing system elements and components and continues through end-to-end testing of the integrated system as a combination of interceptor and sensor systems connected by an advanced command and control architecture.

As testing progresses, each test builds on knowledge gained from previous tests, adding increasingly challenging goals and becoming more operationally realistic.

The test program uses models and simulations to assess system configurations, engagement conditions and target phenomena. Flight and ground tests provide vital data to validate the accuracy of models and simulations.

Ground testing combines hardware-in-the-loop, digital representations, high-fidelity threat simulations, and operational assets to test BMDS capabilities across many threats and environments that cannot be replicated in flight testing.

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Exercises and war games help military commanders prepare concepts of operations; tactics, techniques and procedures; leather; and training on current and evolving BMDS capabilities.

Testing gives warfighters confidence in the basic design of the BMDS, its hit-to-kill effectiveness, and its inherent operational capability.

MDA research focuses on establishing and maintaining the BMDS, adding 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 add complex layers of increasingly capable sensors and weapons as new technologies emerge.

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Corvid technology takes advantage of the predictive power of high-fidelity computational physics solvers, an indigenous massively parallel supercomputer system, prototyping factory, and ballistics and mechanicalab to investigate high-performance physics phenomena, resulting in complex engineering solutions for ballistic missile defense, cybersecurity , aircraft and design and development of missiles and warheads.

Under this contract, Corvid Technologies will do the work in Mooresville, NC, and should be completed by June 2027. For more information, please contact Corvid Technologies online www.corvidtec.comor the Missile Defense Agency on www.mda.mil

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