Trident II Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)
Trident II Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)

Lockheed Martin Space Wins $498 Million for Trident II (D5) Missile Production

Lockheed Martin Space, Titusville, Florida, is awarded a $498,444,190 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded and announced unpriced letter contract N00030-20-C-0100 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2026. The maximum dollar value of the modification, including the base and all option items, if exercised, is $1,219,882,483.

Fiscal 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $45,081,348; fiscal 2019 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,273,190; and United Kingdom funds in the amount of $4,403,914 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is being awarded to the contractor on a sole-source basis under 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and was previously synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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USS Maine Successfully Tests Trident II D5LE Missile
USS Maine Successfully Tests Trident II D5LE Missile

The UGM-133A Trident II, or Trident D5 is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, and deployed with the American and British navies. It was first deployed in March 1990, and remains in service. The Trident II Strategic Weapons System is an improved SLBM with greater accuracy, payload, and range than the earlier Trident C-4. It is a key element of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad and strengthens U.S. strategic deterrence. The Trident II is considered to be a durable sea-based system capable of engaging many targets.

Trident II missiles are carried by 14 US Ohio and four British Vanguard-class submarines, with 24 missiles on each Ohio class and 16 missiles on each Vanguard class. There have been 177 successful test flights of the D5 missile since design completion in 1989,] the most recent being from USS Maine in February 2020. The D5 is the sixth in a series of missile generations deployed since the sea-based deterrent program began 60 years ago. The Trident D5LE (life-extension) version will remain in service until 2042.

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