Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II (D-5) Missile Contract Incentives
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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This report responds to your request that we provide information on the Navys Trident II D-5 missile contracts reliability incentives and contractorgovernment cost-sharing arrangements. You expressed interest after the Navy experienced two D-5 missile failures in the first three sea-launched missile flight tests. The D-5 missile full-scale development and initial production contract is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract that includes reliability and other performance and program incentives. The reliability incentive was not affected by two failed sea-launched development missile flight tests because the tests were not made during the period designated as the basis for calculating incentive fees. The contractor has received a 112-million interim payment out of possible 138.5 million total reliability incentive target.
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