Trident II D5 Missile: Keeping Up with Changing Times

November 10/23: Life Extension Systems Planning and Analysis won a $90.8 million deal for Trident II Strategic Weapons System technical support services supporting the Common Missile Compartment program, D5 Life Extension 2 program, Strategic Systems Program (SSP) Facilities Management, Activation and Assessments, and Missile Systems program. This contract also benefits a foreign military sale to the United Kingdom. Fiscal 2023 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,977,925; and fiscal 2024 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $700,000, will be obligated upon award. Funds in the amount of $700,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia; and SSP Headquarters, Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC. Work is expected to be completed April 14, 2029.





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Trident II D5 Test Launch (click to view full) Nuclear tipped missiles were first deployed on board US submarines at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, to deter a Soviet first strike. The deterrence theorists argued that, unlike their land-based cousins, submarine-based nuclear weapons couldn’t be taken out by a surprise first […]

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