CAMBRIDGE, MA—Draper was awarded $66 million of funding for a fixed-price-incentive contract modification to a previously awarded contract for Trident (D5) MK 6 guidance system production. The maximum value of the contract if all options are exercised is $370 million. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
Work will principally be performed in Florida, Massachusetts and Minnesota, and is expected to be completed by January 2021.
Draper has supported the U.S. Navy’s strategic mission for more than 60 years by designing, maintaining and upgrading the Trident boost guidance system, which enables the missiles to operate with high accuracy through extreme environments. This is accomplished through the use of precision instrumentation to determine the missile’s acceleration, velocity and attitude, allowing the system to be directed to the target without use of any external reference aids.