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Navy continues BAE work on Trident missiles

Dec. 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- BAE Systems is to continue to provide engineering and integration support for the U.S. Navy's Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

The three-year contract is worth $171 million and was issued by the Navy for its Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, BAE Systems said.

"This win is a direct reflection of the commitment our team shares with the Navy in safeguarding the nation's nuclear deterrent," says Kris Busch, vice president and general manager of Maritime & Defense Solutions at BAE Systems. "We're honored the Navy continues to entrust us with such a critical program."

The company has supported the Navy's Trident D-5 program for more than 50 years, including during the evolution of the program through the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident lifecycles.

BAE Systems said work under the contract will be conducted at its facilities in Kings Bay, Ga.; Bangor, Wash.; Mechanicsburg, Penn; Norfolk, Va; and the Washington, D.C., area.

Details on what the work specifically entails were not disclosed.

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