Lockheed Martin wins $849 mln missile contract

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it awarded No. 1 U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin CorpLMT.N a $849 million contract for continued work on the Trident II (D5) Missile, a submarine-launched ballistic missile armed with nuclear warheads.

It said work on the contract, which is a modification of Lockheed’s existing contract with the U.S. Navy, would be completed by September 2011.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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