USN issues contract modification for submarine missile guidance technologies
The USN Strategic Systems Programs office has awarded the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory a $133.47 million contract modification to research potential applications of guidance technologies for submarines.
The modification covers the Common Missile Compartment for the Trident II D5 submarine-launched ICBM in the USN Columbia-class programme and the Dreadnought-class programme (pictured) for the UK RN.
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory will provide specialised technical knowledge and support for the hypersonic guidance, navigation and control application.
It will also supply technical and engineering services to support the guidance, navigation and control system that will support USN hypersonic flight experiments.
Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts (81%) and El Segundo, California (19%), with an expected completion date of 30 September 2021.
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