Lockheed awarded $14.2m Trident contract

The US Navy is awarding Lockheed Martin a one-year, $14.2m contract for continued program management and engineering services for Britain’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program.


The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year, $14.2m contract for continued program management and engineering services for Britain’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program.



The Royal Navy’s Trident II D5 missiles, which are built by Lockheed Martin, are deployed aboard British-built Vanguard-class Trident ballistic missile submarines.



Under this contract, Lockheed Martin is providing program management and planning support to the Royal Navy, as well as technical support related to integration and operations for UK reentry systems, missiles and support systems. Spare parts also will be provided.



The contract began April 1, 2007, and will conclude by March 31, 2008. Lockheed Martin is performing work at facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom


Since 1968, Lockheed Martin has provided program support to the Royal Navy under the terms of the 1963 US-UK Polaris Sales Agreement. The agreement was modified in 1982 to provide for the Trident II D5 ballistic missile system.