Lockheed Martin won a contract worth almost $80 million to provide technical services for the Trident II submarine-launched strategic nuclear missile’s navigation system.
"Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a $79,884,066… contract to provide technical and program management support services associated with the Trident II (D5) Shipboard Systems Integration (SSI)," the Defense Department said in a press release on Wednesday.
The services will be provided for work on the missile’s navigation subsystem for the US and United Kingdom navies, the release noted.
"This contract will provide the required navigation hardware and software design, testing, installation, and deliverables for the SSI Increments Fleet support services for the current fleet ballistic missile strategic weapon system," the release added.
The contract would also cover work on US and UK inertial navigation system and gyro modification and repair associated efforts. An expected completion date is Dec. 31, 2018.