The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 1 October that it had awarded a $26,6 million contract to the Boeing for support of Trident II strategic weapon systems.
According to the DoD, the Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, is awarded a $26,663,956 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the U.S. and United Kingdom Trident II (D5) maintenance and rebuilding and technical services in support of the Navigation subsystem.
It is also reported that the work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California (75.0 percent); and Heath, Ohio (25.0 percent), with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2020.
DoD also said that United Kingdom funds in the amount of $1,512,629 are being obligated on this award.
In addition, Systems Planning and Analysis Inc., is awarded an $11 million contract for program management and financial support of the Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapons System life extension program and future concepts, including the Common Missile Compartment. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia (82 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (15 percent); Greenville, South Carolina (2 percent); and Orlando, Florida (1 percent), with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2019.
Early, Lockheed Martin won hundreds of millions in U.S. Navy contract modifications for work on new procurement of Trident II strategic weapon systems on Sept. 28. The Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs awarded the company a $333 million.
Also Lockheed Martin secured a modification contract to exerc ise options for Trident II (D5) missile production and for providing associated system support for deployment. Work related to this deal is scheduled to be over by Sep 30, 2022. Valued at $522.3 million, the contract has been awarded by the Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, DC.
The Trident II D5 is the latest and advanced submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, and deployed with the American and British navies.
The Trident II is considered to be a durable sea-based system capable of engaging many targets.