Wolfe: Trade studies for second Trident D5 life extension program starting in FY-20

By Justin Katz  
November 8, 2018 at 12:32 PM
The Navy will begin trade studies in fiscal year 2020 to evaluate the possibilities for a second life extension program of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile, according to the service's director of strategic systems programs. Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe said some areas the Navy will focus on when it develops the second life extension, dubbed D5LE2, will be avionics, guidance, post-boost system, initiators, cables and data bus and primary battery. "That's where we're going to get the flexibility,"...

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