Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors has won a $62.9 million cost-plus incentive fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide navigation subsystem engineering support services to the U.S. and U.K. fleet of Trident II (D5) ballistic missiles.
The D-5 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 D-5 uses the Mk 6 LE inertial guidance system for navigation.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide fleet support, strategic weapon system shipboard integration support and trainer, trainer systems support, sea-based strategic deterrent support, engineering refueling overhaul support, and navigation subsystem studies.
Managed by the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, the contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total value to $141.4 million. If all options are used, Lockheed Martin anticipates completing the work by Sept. 30, 2013; otherwise, Dec. 31, 2011.