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Naval Warfare

USN selects Common Missile Compartment subsystem provider

31st March 2021 - 15:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Common Missile Compartment will include components from Northrop Grumman. (Photo: USN)

Northrop Grumman will provider launcher subsystem hardware for new USN and RN submarines.

Northrop Grumman is producing launcher subsystem hardware for the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) being developed for new USN and UK RN ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs).

The CMC will be installed on USN Columbia-class and RN Dreadnought-class boats, which are designed to launch the Trident II D5 intercontinental ballistic missile.

Northrop Grumman began work on 30 March on an undefinitised $69.03 million from USN Strategic Systems Programs. This will transition into a firm five-year contract for Northrop Grumman on or about 1 September this year, the DoD announced.

Earlier in March, Lockheed Martin received a $129 million contract from the USN to integrate subsystems into the CMC.

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