The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a contract of $851 million for production and system support for the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program for the next fiscal year.
Lockheed Martin will be providing missile hardware support and reentry system hardware. They will also be assisting in operations and maintenance support. This missile system will be aboard the Navy’s Trident II OHIO-class submarines.This contract also includes a D5 Life Extension plan, which updates electronic components to support the extended service life of the OHIO-class submarines.
“We are dedicated to supporting the Navy as it continues to raise the bar on this critically important program, ” aid Melanie A. Sloane, vice president of Fleet Ballistic Missile programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
Currently, the D5 missile is aboard the OHIO-class submarines and British VANGUARD-class submarines. Lockheed Martin has done contracting work involving the D5 missile in 2007.