US Navy Awards Trident Missile Contract

14 December 2010 (Last Updated December 14th, 2010 18:30)

Lockheed has been awarded a fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth $920.7m to make Trident II (D5) missiles and provide related support. The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with multiple independently targetabl

Lockheed has been awarded a fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth $920.7m to make Trident II (D5) missiles and provide related support.

The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) capability and is the primary weapon carried by the US Navy's Ohio Class submarines.

The missile is a sophisticated three-stage, solid-propellant, inertially guided missile capable of carrying a heavy payload and is accurate enough to be a first strike, counterforce, or second strike weapon.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is expected to complete the work by 30 April 2016.

The US Strategic Systems Programs in Arlington, Virginia, US, is the contracting activity.