Lockheed to provide Trident Missile Navigation Tech for US and UK Submarines

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (US Navy photo)

Lockheed Martin has secured a potential $191.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy to manufacture inertial navigation systems for Increment 8 of the Trident II submarine-launched fleet ballistic missile system.

The company’s rotary and mission systems business will produce the devices as part of the Trident Shipboard Systems Integration program involving U.S. Ohio-class and U.K. Vanguard-class submarines, the Department of Defense announced on 16 June.

The Navy will obligate $40.1 million on the initial award and expects contract work to be complete by Feb. 28, 2028.

The service branch initially awarded Lockheed a $93.4 million undefinitized contract action in March 2016 to design a Trident II inertial navigation subsystem and develop technology refresh programs for the eighth and 13th SSI increments.

In May 2017, the company received a $79.9 million contract for program management and technical support associated with the subsystem.

Lockheed provides missile and support equipment production, technical and logistics services to the Navy as the prime contractor.

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