Navy Tests Updated Lockheed Trident II Missile; Eric Scherff Comments

The U.S. Navy launched two updated Lockheed Martin-built missiles from an Ohio-class submarine during a test held Monday off the coast of southern California.

Lockheed said Wednesday the test aimed to demonstrate the readiness of USS Nebraska‘s crew and the Trident II D5 Life Extension missile configuration through the  Demonstration and Shakedown Operation-28 test.

“Instead of warheads, the missiles carried test kits and instrumentation to give us troves of information about flight and subsystem performance,” said Eric Scherff, vice president of Navy strategic programs at Lockheed.

Scherff added that the government-industry team will use data in efforts to develop maintenance and sustainment plans for the updated Trident fleet.

Lockheed equipped the D2 LE configuration with modern electronics and avionics subsystems.

The upgrades are meant to extend the service life of the missile system used on U.S. and U.K. submarines through the 2040s.

You may also be interested in...


Nuxeo Obtains HITRUST CSF Certified Status for Content Mgmt Suite

The Health Information Trust Alliance has granted Nuxeo certified status for information security for its cloud-based content management tool offered through the Amazon Web Services platform.

Gremlins Dynetics

Dynetics Concludes Third Flight Test of Gremlins UAV for DARPA

A Dynetics-made unmanned aerial vehicle demonstrated autonomous and manual safety behaviors in a test flight series for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Gremlins Air Vehicle, with its corresponding recovery system, performed seven hours of flight in November, at Utah-based Dugway Proving Ground, Dynetics, a Leidos subsidiary, said Wednesday.


HHS Taps Medallia to Help Augment Customer Experience in Health Services

Medallia will deliver user experience technology to help the Department of Health and Human Services address health-related public sector issues and augment key services for HHS customers. The company said Thursday it offers a government-tailored platform that helps agencies determine how to improve citizen experience based on feedback data.