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Draper Wins Potential $330M Navy Contract for New Trident II Guidance System

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Draper Wins Potential $330M Navy Contract for New Trident II Guidance System

Draper will manufacture, deliver and sustain guidance systems for the Trident II D5 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile under a potential $329.98 million contract from the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs.

Work, which includes performing design analysis and testing of the guidance system, called Mark 6 Mod 1, supports the Navy’s Sea-Based Strategic Deterrent modernization effort, Draper said.

According to the company’s website, the Navy requires Mark 6 Mod 1 to have a size similar to the previous guidance system for compatibility with Trident II. Draper said underlying technologies should also be modified to make the new system highly reliable in the harsh flight environment and provide the precision and stability necessary to achieve system accuracy.

Mark 6 Mod 1 offers a modular design for the integration of improved components in the future. The system is “affordably sustainable through 2042,” the website said.

According to Robert Bacon, vice president of Navy strategic systems at Draper, his company aims to deliver the most accurate and reliable strategic guidance systems to ensure mission success.

The Navy contract has a base value of $90.68 million. Work will be performed in Massachusetts and Florida and will run through September 2028.

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