"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.