According to a release from the company, the test flights were part of a demonstration and shakedown operation, which the
The operation included the first flight of two modernized avionics subsystems that control key missile functions during flight. The subsystems were updated under the D5 Life Extension program, which incorporates current technologies into the missile's electronics to cost-effectively prolong the service life of the D5 missile design on current and next-generation submarine platforms.
"The success of this Life Extension flight is a tribute to the dedication and innovation of the entire government and industry team," said
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