BAE Systems has been awarded a three-year, $171 million contract to continue helping the U.S. Navy engineer and integrate submarine-launched missiles.
The company will work with the Navy on the Trident II D-5 missiles under the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, BAE said Thursday.
Kris Busch, vice president and general manager of maritime and defense solutions at BAE Systems, said the contract is a partnership between the company and Navy to develop and protect the nuclear deterrent.
The company will conduct work on the submarine-launched ballistic weapons in Bangor, Wash.; Kings Bay, Ga.; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Norfolk, Va.; and Washington.
BAE has supported Navy ballistic missiles program through the lifecycles of the Polaris, Poseidon and Trident missiles for more than 50 years.