Combined contract win worth £85 million to ATK

ATK has been awarded two contracts worth $85 million from Lockheed Martin to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the US Navy’s Trident II Fleet Ballistic Missile.

ATK (Alliant Techsystems) has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $85 million from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).

Under a $65 million contract, ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah, will continue production of Trident propulsion systems through to 2005.

A second contract worth $20 million calls for the re-qualification of production materials used in the propulsion systems.

The only US submarine-launched strategic missile system in production today, the Trident II FBM was first deployed in 1990 and is planned for deployment past 2020.

It is launched from US Navy Ohio-class (Trident) submarines and has a range of 4,000 nautical miles.