Alexandria company wins $85M Navy contract
Systems Planning and Analysis to provide support for sub-launched ballistic missile systems
The U.S. Navy awarded Alexandria-based Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. (SPA) an $85 million contract to provide technical support for the Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile system, the company announced this week.
Under the contract from the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office, SPA will provide technical services, arms control support, program support, assessments, training support for managing high-risk technologies, special studies and systems engineering for the Trident II.
Trident series missiles are launched from submarines and are armed with thermonuclear warheads. The Trident II carries a heavier payload than the Trident I.
“This mission is essential for the Department of Defense as part of the nation’s Nuclear Triad,” SPA President and CEO William Vantine said in a statement. “For 46 years SPA has supported this critically important nuclear deterrence program and we are grateful to be able to continue our longstanding partnership with SSP supporting this critical strategic mission.”
Founded in 1972, SPA provides technical and analytical services to federal clients including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy.