Aero Thermo Technology Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a potential $20,741,835 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide guidance systems, technical, analytical and program services to support the TRIDENT II Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile guidance systems requirements for strategic systems programs. They will support key guidance system technology development and coordination between the U.S. Navy and the Air Force for current and next generation strategic systems. The Navy and Air Force will conduct closely coordinated strategic ballistic missile technology development and application programs based on recommendations of the U.S. Strategic Command, Defense Planning Guidance, and Nuclear Posture Reviews. Both services invest in research, development, test and evaluation projects to ensure unique, critical design, and development skills relevant to strategic systems remain viable to support current and future ballistic missile requirements. The Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.