Draper, BAE, General Dynamics Gain $291.6 Million Trident Contracts Lockheed Earlier Gained $729 Million Of Trident Work From Navy

The Navy gave Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, BAE Systems and General Dynamics Corp. [GD] a total $291.6 million in contracts for the Trident ballistic missile program.

As well, Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] earlier gained $720 million for Trident work.

The Navy gave Draper, of Cambridge, Mass., a $157.3 million cost plus incentive fee, cost plus fixed fee contract.

Draper will provide specialized tactical engineering services, logistics services, fleet support services, and guidance repair services to test, repair and maintain guidance subsystems, test equipment, and related support equipment.

The lab also will perform research in the application of technologies to support Trident II (D-5) guidance and reentry systems; and perform failure verification, test, repair and re-certification of Inertial Measurement Units P/N 5807000, Electronic Assemblies P/N 6285900, electronic modules and MK 6 Guidance System related components.

As well, Draper will perform design, analysis and test of service life related upgrades of Inertial Measurement Units P/N 5807000, Electronic Assemblies P/N 6285900, electronic modules and MK 6 Guidance System related components.

Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass. (72 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (21 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (3 percent); and Andover, Mass. (1 percent)by Sept. 30.

This contract was not competitively procured.

Strategic Systems Programs in Arlington, Va., handled the contract, and the pact with BAE.

BAE Systems, Technology Solutions & Services, Rockville, Md., will receive an $82.3 million cost plus incentive fee, cost plus fixed fee contract to provide systems integration support for the Trident II (D5) program and the SSGN Attack Weapon System (AWS) program.

BAE will provide fleet ballistic missile weapon system integration; implement interface control programs; perform special technical investigations; provide Kings Bay and Bangor supply support; and provide systems integration for the SSBN 734 and SSBN 735 Engineered Refueling Overhaul, and other work.

The effort will also include options for Tomahawk TLAM-N Support; Advanced Systems Development and Studies; D5 Missile Life Extension Program Systems Integration; and Trident submarine operation and support for next generation platforms using the existing Trident II missile.

This contract contains four option years, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $434.6 million.

Work will be performed in Rockville, Md. (70 percent); Bangor, Wash. (15 percent); Kings Bay, Ga. (10 percent); and Mechanicsburg, Pa. by September next year, or September 2013 with options exercised.

Finally, the Navy General Dynamics unit Advanced Information Systems a $52 million contract change for work on the U.K. and U.S. Trident missile program.

General Dynamics will provide operational support; field engineering, repair and return services; training; and system development for the Trident Fire Control System (FCS). The contract also includes work on the submarines that carry the intercontinental ballistic missiles, known as SSGN Attack Weapons Control Systems lifecycle cost control and technology refresh work.

It will be performed by existing employees in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2011.

Earlier, the Navy gave a Trident-related contract change, worth $720 million, to Lockheed.

Lockheed is providing Trident hardware including the missile body, re-entry body, D5 instrumentation systems and support equipment production (D5 only), and a wide array of other items.

Work will be performed in California (42 percent); Georgia (11 percent); Utah (16 percent); Florida (9 percent); Washington (8 percent); Virginia (3 percent); Tennessee (2 percent); New Jersey (1 percent); Massachusetts (1 percent); Illinois (1 percent); Maryland (1 percent); other (5 percent) by September 2012.

General Dynamics Gives Lockheed Martin $36 Million Contract

General Dynamics Corp. [GD] unit Advanced Information Systems gave Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] unit MS2 a contract valued at up to $36 million, including options.

That contract calls for development and procurement of the High Gain, High Sensitivity (HGHS) subsystem.

General Dynamics Advance Information Systems is the Navy Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system integrator for the SEWIP Block 1 program.

The HGHS subsystem will enhance detection capabilities to assist Navy sailors in defending ships from emerging threats. General Dynamics will integrate the HGHS subsystem into the SEWIP Block 1B3 upgrade currently in development.

This effort is part of the larger SEWIP Block 1 upgrade program to the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare suite. The Block 1 upgrade provides a vast improvement to the Surface Navy’s Anti-Ship Missile Defense.

After a competitive bidding process, Lockheed Martin was selected for the development and procurement of the HGHS subsystem, including the topside antenna systems, the below decks signal processor as well as the processing algorithms that accompany the processor.

ATK, Goodrich Get Contract For First ORS Satellite

The Air Force gave Alliant Techsystems Inc. [ATK], teamed with Goodrich [GR] ISR Systems Division, a contract to produce the first operational Air Force ORS satellite, designated ORS Sat-1.

ATK will provide the spacecraft bus systems to Goodrich, which as the satellite prime contractor will integrate it with their payload.

The bus design is based on the ATK Space System Responsive Space Modular Bus (RSMB).

“The integrated satellite will provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to satisfy an urgent and compelling need for the Combatant Commander,” stated Tom Wilson, Vice President of Systems, Thermal and Services for ATK Space Systems. “With this satellite bus, ATK continues to supply our customers with cost effective ISR satellite buses similar to Earth Observer-1 (EO-1), and the soon to be launched TacSat-3.”

ORS Sat-1 is planned for launch in 2010. It leverages capabilities and technologies from the Goodrich ISR Systems Division space and airborne imaging technologies.

The fully capable Responsive Space Modular Bus provides precision pointing, power and thermal management, orbital maneuvering and payload support functionality.

RSMB represents the next generation of small spacecraft buses from ATK, building upon the legacy of flight successes. In addition to producing the bus, ATK will play a critical role in mission analysis payload and launch vehicle integration and space vehicle operations.

Raytheon Gains $77.4 Million Patriot Upgrade Contract

The Army gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a $77.4 million contract to continue upgrading Patriot missiles by adding the capability to engage and destroy cruise and ballistic missiles.

Raytheon will upgrade 166 Patriot Advanced Configuration-2 missiles to Guidance Enhanced Missiles-Tactical (GEM-T).

Work will be performed by Raytheon at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass., through August 2011.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for the Patriot system and integration of all variants.