US Marine Repair Joins Lockheed Martin LCS Team

Friday, May 09, 2003
The Lockheed Martin LCS Team is adding United States Marine Repair to its group of core teammates supporting the Sea Blade LCS solution. Using an open business model, the Lockheed Martin LCS Team is recruiting "best of breed" technical specialists from the U.S. and overseas in its bid to win this important transformational Navy program. "A key focus of Lockheed Martin's LCS proposal is to find the best companies, in the U.S. and abroad, to deliver to the Navy the most affordable and effective ship possible," said Fred Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems. "Our team is harnessing world class expertise in a wide range of disciplines. United States Marine Repair, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Defense, adds another important element to our Sea Blade littoral combat ship proposal for the Navy." United States Marine Repair provides ship repair and logistics services experience to the team. Potential long-term roles for the company within the Sea Blade solution include fleet maintenance, training, module fabrication, ship outfitting and porting. "United States Marine Repair is honored to join the highly regarded group of technical specialists on the Lockheed Martin LCS Program Team," said retired Rear Adm. Dick Camacho, the company's vice president of business development. "United States Marine Repair brings to the team a cadre of world-class ship repair experts and facilities located in all the major Navy homeports, which will facilitate outfitting, module fabrication and installation and crew training," Camacho said. The Lockheed Martin LCS principal team combines leaders in systems engineering, mid-market shipbuilding and naval architecture. Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor, with Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine sharing significant roles as principal team members. In addition to the principal team members, existing core teammates include high-speed ship expertise from Donald L. Blount and Associates, FastShip, Fincantieri and NAVATEK; modularity expertise from Blohm + Voss; functional expertise from Angle, Inc., ABS, BBN Technologies, Charters Technical Services, DRS Technologies, IZAR and MA&D. The Lockheed Martin LCS Team unveiled Sea Blade, an Advanced Semi-Planing Seaframe, for the Navy's LCS program earlier this month. LCS is a key element of the Navy's Sea Power 21 strategic vision. The ship will operate close to shore equipped with interchangeable modules to perform focused missions against enemy patrol craft and small boats, shallow water mines and diesel submarines. The Navy considers LCS its most transformational program and number one budget priority.
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