State-owned DCNS is France’s only warship supplier, just as BAE Systems has become Britain’s sole warship supply and maintenance source. In November 2009, DCNS received 2 major contracts for through-life support services of France’s nuclear-powered submarine fleets. The 1st is covers France’s 6 nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSNs) for 5 years; the 2nd covers French nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) for 5.5 years.
The contracts have a of number provisions related to specific ships. They break down as follows:
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in Mitchel Field, NY received a $62.9 million cost-plus incentive fee/ cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide navigation subsystem engineering support services to the US and UK fleet of Trident II (D5) ballistic missiles. The contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $141.4 million.
The Trident II D-5, the sixth generation member of the US Navy’s fleet ballistic missile program, is a 3-stage, solid propellant ballistic missile with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles.
Deployed aboard Ohio Class SSBNs and British Vanguard Class SSBNs, the Trident II uses the Mk 6 LE inertial guidance system for navigation.
Raytheon in Tucson, AZ received a $34.3 million order on a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0001) for the full recertification of up to 172 All-Up-Round (AUR) BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles for the US Navy (162) and the government of the United Kingdom (10). All-Up Rounds are missiles encased in a container that is ready to fire.
For recertification, the missiles are returned to the depot for overhaul. Approximately 250 Tomahawk missiles per year are recertified at a cost of $180,000 per missile.