Lockheed awarded Trident contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a one-year, $15.5m contract for continued program management and engineering services for the Britain’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program.


The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year, $15.5m contract for continued program management and engineering services for the 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 Vanguard-class Trident ballistic missile submarines.



Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide 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 will also be provided.



Lockheed Martin is performing work at facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom for this contract, which began April 1, 2008, and will conclude by March 31, 2009.