The Common Missile Compartment, being designed for the Ohio and Vanguard submarine replacement vessels, will house nuclear missiles aboard American Colombia class and British Dreadnought class nuclear submarines

Northrop Grumman have been awarded a contract modification for the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC).

The contract notice is as follows:

“Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. – Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, California, is awarded a cost-plus incentive-fee $77,377,019 contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (N00030-19-C-0015) for technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering, and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC). 

Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (55%); Ridgecrest, California (20%); Cape Canaveral, Florida (10%); Bangor, Washington (5%); Kings Bay, Georgia (5%); Barrow-In-Furness, England (2%); New London, Connecticut (1%); Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1%); and Arlington, Virginia (1%), and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2024.  Fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion Navy funding in the amount of $34,868,308 will be obligated on this award. 

Fiscal 2020 United Kingdom common funding in the amount of $42,508,711 will be obligated on this award.  No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.”

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Steve H
Steve H
10 months ago

Not much you can say about this one I’m afraid as they won’t ever let anyone see it and the Dreadnought class is a long way off yet……never mind..

maurice10
maurice10
10 months ago

1% Barrow share is hardly likely to reduce the UK costs?

Frank62
Frank62
10 months ago
Reply to  maurice10

It says 2% for Barrow.

maurice10
maurice10
10 months ago
Reply to  Frank62

I stand corrected but still feeble.