$101.1M to Develop the MK6 LE – So, What’s That?

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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) in Cambridge, MA received a $101.1 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00030-05-C-0007) to develop all the system software and algorithms, system sensors, gyroscopes, and accelerometers for the MK6 LE system. CSDL will also build all the system test beds and integrate all the subsystems produced by the subcontractors (General Dynamics, Raytheon, Honeywell, Dynamics Research Corp.) into the final MK6 LE proof of concept model. Very interesting. So, what’s a “Mk6 LE” – sounds like something out of a James Bond film, doesn’t it? Actually, that guess would be close: on January 25, 2005, DoD DefenseLINK gave us the answer… Trident II D-5 “The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Cambridge, Mass., will be awarded a $62,042,901 cost plus incentive fee contract for the design and development of the TRIDENT II (D-5) missile guidance subsystem life extension program. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would increase the cumulative value of the contract to $285,981,794 and will extend the period of performance through September 2009.” Missile guidance systems do have shelf lives, and it would appear that one of the contract options has been exercised for another year of effort. Extended service from the […]

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