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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract for Trident II Missile Production, Support

© AP Photo / Phil SandlinLaunch of a Trident II
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding for production and engineering support of the Trident DII (D-5) submarine launched ballistic nuclear missile, according to the Pentagon.

Trident Nuclear Submarine, HMS Victorious, on patrol off the west coast of Scotland - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding for production and engineering support of the Trident DII (D-5) submarine launched ballistic nuclear missile, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

"Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $11,867,147 modification to a previously awarded contract for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed system support," the release stated on Friday.

The Trident II D5 missile is housed on board OHIO-class and British VANGUARD-class strategic missile submarines, according to published US Navy information. submarines. Trident II has a range of approximately 7,500 miles and can carry up to 14 multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs). It is lighter than previous iterations and, as such, can carry a heavier payloads.

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