Draper Lab to extend life of Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile guidance system

Posted by John Keller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 3 Feb. 2010. Munitions guidance experts at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., are upgrading the missile guidance systems of the U.S. Navy Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile under terms of a $131.1 million contract awarded Tuesday.

Draper Lab scientists are buying long lead materials and circuit card assemblies for 20 MK6LE guidance systems for the Trident II (D5) atomic missile. The contract is part of the Trident II (D5) MK6 life extension guidance system.

Work will be Bloomington, Minn.; Clearwater, Fla.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Pittsfield, Mass. Awarding the contract were officials of the U.S. Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Va.

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