BAE Systems awarded Trident contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a $62 million contract from the US Navy to provide system engineering and integration support for the Trident missile program.

BAE Systems has been awarded a $62 million contract from the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) based in Washington, DC.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide system engineering and integration support for the Trident I (C4) and Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) programs.

The contract is a continuation of a range of system engineering, test, analysis, IT, and logistics solutions performed by BAE Systems for SSP since 1956.

In support of the Strategic Weapon System, BAE Systems Technology Solutions will modify and update system test procedures and plan for and participate in SWS testing during submarine overhaul, refit and backfit.

In addition, BAE Systems will provide planning and monitoring support in ensuring compliance with the US Navy’s portion of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which aims to eliminate heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS) and all other multiple-warhead (MIRVed) ICBMS.

Work will be performed primarily by personnel of BAE Systems Technology Solutions at its offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, and will be completed by September 2005.

“This award continues our 48-year relationship with the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs,” said Robert Murphy, president, BAE Systems Technology Solutions. “We look forward to continuing our system integration support to the nation’s most secure nuclear deterrent and remaining part of SSP’s SWS team.”

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