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Missile Defense Agency


The Missile Defense Agency Engineering Team – Industry (MET-I) delivers a high-performing, effective Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) capability that provides disciplined system engineering expertise across the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the areas of:

  • BMDS concept and capability development
  • Systems design and requirements development
  • Systems integration
  • Systems test and verification
  • Modeling and simulation, assessments and analysis 
  • BMD capabilities functions and performance deliveries

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This multi-tier team construct, with over 15 plus years of proven systems engineering domain experience and accomplishments, remits to MDA and the MDA Director for Engineering (MDA/DE) highly technical SE&I products to include guidance from technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that has yielded a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) System-of-Systems architecture designed to effect incremental improvements in the ability of the BMDS to destroy all ranges of ballistic missiles by engaging them in all phases of flight to defend the United States (U.S.), its friends and allies.

The MET-I comprises Boeing (as lead) in a shared leadership environment with Northrop Grumman,  General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and several key suppliers.  This team works collaboratively with MDA, Federally Funded Research and Development Corporations (FFRDC), System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) providers and University Associated Research Centers (UARC).  These groups work together within a secure firewall to establish the architecture plans, concept definitions, design requirements, integration, test designs, assessments, verification and delivery needs for the BMDS.

The engineering capabilities of the MET-I encompass all phases of the System-of-Systems engineering process.  The established set of integrated processes and process metrics creates an environment of continuous improvement.  This environment realizes high quality engineering products while accommodating reductions in engineering development cycle time. MET-I is the thread that integrates, vertically and horizontally throughout the MDA/DE organization, capabilities and engineering domain expertise across the entire systems engineering life cycle.  MET-I analyzes, performs trades, and derives capability requirements that span the entire BMDS, including weapons, sensors, command and control and fire control.  MET-I then integrates those system-level requirements and interfaces to ensure alignment across the MDA/DE organization and vertically into the BMDS Elements.  MET-I continually coordinates with the BMDS Elements through their design and development cycles to ensure continuity and effective utilization of the capability. A key aspect of this technical integration is the capability to balance, continually, the requirements and performance of the system, while considering effectiveness, cost, schedule and risk compared to threat and mission priorities.  Finally, MET-I performs system integration, test and assessment activities to yield defensive capabilities useful to the BMD mission and the warfighter.

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