WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The contract stipulates providing engineering, logistics, missile and software support for the THAAD system, according to a press release.
"Under this modification, the contractor will continue to conduct logistics performance requirements, forward stationing for theater support, logistics information capabilities, post deployment software support, product assurance, safety, missile support and security and engineering services," the release stated on Wednesday.
On March 8, components for the THAAD system began to arrive in South Korea as the Seoul government has sought rapid deployment of the system in response to the threat from North Korea’s ballistic missile tests. The news of the deployment caused a fierce reaction from China.
Work on the contract will be performed in the US states of Alabama, California and Texas, and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019, according to the release.