Boeing and Northrop Grumman on Oct. 12 announced the full slate of companies that comprise the team the two formed to compete for a multibillion-dollar contract to operate and continue development of the United States’ primary missile shield.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is expected to select a team in 2011 to manage the operations, maintenance and modernization of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that Boeing helped design under a prime contract dating back to 1998.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Waltham, Mass.-based Raytheon Co. announced this year that they would compete as a team for the contract.

Boeing and Northrop’s GMD partners include: Alaska Metrology & Calibration Services Inc. of Anchorage Alaska; All Points Logistics Inc. of Titusville, Fla.; Davidson Technologies Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.; Delta Industrial Services Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska; DESE Research Inc. and Dynetics Inc., both of Huntsville; Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla.; ISSAC Corp of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jeskell Inc. of Seattle; nLogic of Huntsville; Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va.; Oregon Iron Works of Clackamas, Ore.; Penta Research Inc. of Huntsville; Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Ariz.; Trident Group Inc. of Madison, Ala.; and Victory Solutions Inc. of Huntsville.