Prime Solutions Group Inc., a defense contractor company in Goodyear, is set to receive a $1 million grant for a missile defense simulation prototype.
The grant comes from the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense and is funded by a government program called Small Business Innovation Research.
PSG is a small business defense contractor that has five full-time and 10 part-time employees working in systems engineering, making sure defense systems, communication devices and computer software are cohesive.
With the new grant, the company will monitor and create a prototype for eliminating inaccuracies in missile defense, said Joseph Marvin, president of PSG.
A lot of factors go into missile defense, Marvin said. One is making sure radar systems are accurately picking up data. Before the U.S. fires a missile, it needs to make sure it is under attack and that radar systems are not just picking up signals from a commercial flight.