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Lockheed Martin Celebrates Successful Trident II D5LE Fleet Ballistic Missile Launch with U.S. Navy

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Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy celebrate the successful launch of the Trident II D5LE Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). (PHOTO: Military and Commercial Technology)

Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy Achieve Milestone with Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile Launch

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy celebrate the successful launch of the Trident II D5LE Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM), solidifying its status as the world’s most reliable large ballistic missile with 191 successful test launches since 1989. This achievement highlights the cost-effective modernization of a critical strategic asset.

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Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy celebrate the successful launch of the Trident II D5LE Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). (PHOTO: Dialogo-Americas)

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Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile Success

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy celebrated the successful launch of the Trident II D5 Life Extension Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) on September 27. According to a published article in Manufacturing.net, the event, known as Demonstration and Shakedown Operation-32 (DASO-32), took place off the coast of California, demonstrating the missile’s exceptional reliability with 191 successful test launches since 1989.

This accomplishment solidifies the Trident II D5 Life Extension Fleet Ballistic Missile’s reputation as the world’s most reliable large ballistic missile. It also underscores the success of the Life Extension program, which modernized the missile at a significantly lower cost than designing a new one while maintaining its proven performance.

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The Trident II D5 Life Extension Fleet Ballistic Missile: A Key Asset in U.S. Navy’s Strategic Deterrence

The Trident II D5 Life Extension Fleet Ballistic Missile, deployed on U.S. OHIO-class and UK VANGUARD-class submarines, boasts a range of 4,000 nautical miles and can carry multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles. Its introduction to the fleet in 2017 highlighted the strong collaboration between government and industry in ensuring national security and defense.

As the Trident II D5 Life Extension Fleet Ballistic Missile continues to prove its reliability and capability, it remains a vital component of the U.S. Navy’s strategic deterrence efforts. This achievement reaffirms the commitment of both Lockheed Martin and the Navy to maintaining a robust and cost-effective strategic missile capability.

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