Up to $49.4M to L3 for Trident Missile Test Data Acquisition and Analysis

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Trident II D-5 Test Launch(click to view full) L3 Interstate Electronics Corp. in Anaheim, CA received a $39.2 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide data acquisition, processing, and analysis for Trident missile flight test missions of the United States and United Kingdom. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the contract value to $49.4 million. The US Navy recently tested 2 D-5 Trident ballistic missiles from the USS West Virginia [SSBN 736] submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. The Navy launched the missiles Sept 3-4/09 as part of a Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Test, which is required by the US Department of Defense’s National Command Authority. For the tests, the missiles were converted into test configurations using a test missile kit that contains range safety devices and flight telemetry instrumentation. The Trident II D-5, the sixth generation member of the US Navy’s fleet ballistic missile program, is a 3-stage, solid propellant, inertially guided ballistic missile with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles. The D-5 missile is currently aboard Ohio Class SSBNs and British Vanguard Class SSBNs. L3 Interstate Electronics will perform the Trident flight test data work in Anaheim, CA (50%); Austin, TX (20%); Ascension Island (10%); Cape […]

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