Curtiss-Wright Defense has won a $10 million contract for removable media cartridges (RMC) in support of the US Navy’s Trident Ballistic Missile Submarine program.
This contract includes foreign military sales to the United Kingdom, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
Each of the US Navy's Ohio class nuclear-powered submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SSBN) can be armed with up to 24 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). The Trident II D5 is the latest generation of the US Navy's submarine-launched fleet ballistic missile. It is a three-stage, solid-propellant, inertial-guided ballistic missile developed by Lockheed Martin. The missile can carry multiple independently targeted reentry bodies for a maximum range of over 7,360km.
The SSBNs, along with US Air Force strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, constitute the nuclear-deterrent triad of the US.
Work is expected to be completed by October 2024.
Huntington Ingalls Industries has won a $687 contract for early service life period work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
The letter sent by US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on the Russian S-400 missile defense system is "not in spirit of the alliance,” Hulusi Akar, Defense Minister of Turkey said Wednesday. Shanahan, in a letter to Hulusi Akar dated June 6, stated that the Pentagon has suspended training of new F-35 Turkish pilots
Russian MC-21 airliner program which had been delayed due to American sanctions on acquiring composite technology has moved back on track with a Russia-based AeroKompozite announcing the development of wings and other structures made from composites. The announcement was made by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) which is the lead agency for developing the passenger plane on its Twitter account Monday
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