Mary-Louise Hoffman, ExecutiveBiz
15 June 2015
Lockheed Martin plans to hire up to 130 additional workers through 2017 to help facilitate testing and sustainment of Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile systems that the company has built for the U.S. Navy.
The company said Monday it currently employs approximately 500 engineers and technicians at a facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to provide support services for the military service’s submarine-launched missiles.
The company also performs missile support work at its office in Sunnyvale, California, and at naval facilities in Kings Bay, Georgia, and in Silverdale, Washington.
Trident II D5 weapons are designed for nuclear deterrence missions on board the U.S.’ Ohio-class and the U.K.’s Vanguard-class underwater vehicles.
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed have conducted 155 test flights of D5 ballistic missiles since 1989, the company said.