Intermat, a subsidiary of Biddeford-based Fiber Materials Inc., has been awarded a $2.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to design and develop technology related to the intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system, Targeted News Service reported Thursday.

Fiber Materials develops and manufactures high-temperature materials, advanced composites, carbon and graphite insulation, and carbon composite products, according to its website.

The company has done work for both the military and NASA, including components for the upcoming Orion multipurpose crew vehicle, which is designed to take human passengers to deep space including Mars.

Since 2000, Intermat has been awarded 11 defense contracts valued at about $32.9 million, according to