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Lockheed gets U.S. Navy Trident missile contract

The $21 million contract covers Fiscal 2017 Trident II D5 missile production schedule.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Lockheed gets U.S. Navy Trident missile contract
Lockheed Martin Space Systems awarded a $21 million U.S. Navy contract covering long lead material and labor to support Trident II D5 missile production. Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded a $21 million U.S. Navy contract to support the Fiscal 2017 Trident II D5 missile production schedule.

The deal covers long lead material and labor, planning and scheduling for the program.

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Work will be performed in California and has an estimated completion date of September 2021.

Strategic Systems Program is the contracting activity.

The Trident II D5 is the latest generation of the Navy's submarine-launched fleet of ballistic missiles, following the Polaris, Poseidon and Trident I C4 programs.

The Trident was first deployed in 1990 and is currently aboard U.S. Ohio-class and British Vanguard-class submarines.

Lockheed developed and produced the missile and support equipment. The company also handles technical and logistical support at sites where the missiles are deployed.

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