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Contracts - Awards | Lockheed Martin | Missiles - Ballistic | Submarines | USA

Up to $851M to Lockheed Martin for Trident Ballistic Missile Support

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D-5 vs. C-4 on right(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, CA received a not-to-exceed $851 million cost-plus-incentive-fee/ cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support for production of Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles as well as maintenance of deployed D-5 and C-4 missiles. An Oct 23/09 DefenseLink announcement identified a maximum contract value of $853.3 million, but a Dec 8/09 Lockheed Martin release gave a maximum value of $851 million. Lockheed Martin’s Lynn Fisher explained that the DefenseLink announcement was an “undefinitized contract action;” as a result of the contract being “definitized,” the maximum value was lowered slightly. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is providing D5 missile hardware production support and reentry system hardware, as well as operations and maintenance to support the readiness and reliability of missile systems deployed aboard the US Navy’s Trident II Ohio-class SSBNs… Trident II D-5 Test Launch(click to view full) The contract also continues the D5 life extension (LE) effort, which updates electronic components to support the extended service life of the Ohio-class SSBNs. First deployed in 1990, the D-5 is scheduled for operational deployment until 2042. The smaller C-4 ballistic missile has been in service since 1979. The Navy recently tested 2 […]

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