Lockheed Selected for C4ISR Systems Lifecycle Support Services
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed fee contract by the U.S. Navy Space and , (SSC-SD) for C4ISR Systems Lifecycle Support Services. The period of performance is a three-year base period worth up to $59m. Two additional award term periods raise the potential value to $189m. Under this new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide a range of C4ISR System Lifecycle Support Services to the SSC-SD C4ISR Programs office located in . Specific efforts will include logistics planning, configuration management, system integration, system installations, technical documentation, training development, training, 24/7 customer support center, and technical field support. These services will be performed both in the and overseas by the Lockheed Martin team which includes Gnostech Inc., Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Pullin Corporation and HBC Management Services. The award of this contract continues a long and productive partnership between SSC-SD C4ISR Programs Philadelphia and Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is proud to continue support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, which has existed for more than a quarter century.
Lockheed Martin Awarded Study Contract for Israeli Navy LCS Design
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a foreign military sales contract valued at nearly $5.2 million to conduct a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) feasibility study for the Israeli Navy. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will examine possible modifications to its LCS design to meet specific Israeli naval requirements. Lockheed Martin is currently building the first LCS for the U.S. Navy. During the nine-month feasibility study, Lockheed Martin will examine
US Marine Repair Joins Lockheed Martin LCS Team
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
Lockheed Martin Awarded $186m Contract to Upgrade P-3C
The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a $186.5m Foreign Military Sale contract to continue providing mission system upgrades and sustainment work for seven P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Lockheed Martin will continue to support the Pakistan Navy's P-3C Upgrade Program, which began in March 2006. Lockheed Martin has delivered one upgraded surveillance aircraft, which was inducted into the Pakistan
Navy Terminates Lockheed Martin LCS Contract
The U.S. Navy Thursday said it was canceling a widely criticized Lockheed Martin Corp. contract to build a next-generation combat ship after negotiations to control cost overruns failed. Lockheed Martin Corporation expressed disappointment over the U.S. Navy's decision to terminate its contract for construction of the second of two new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS.) The Navy announced the action at the expiration of a 90-day stop work order imposed on the second ship in January to allow
Northrop Grumman Appoints Johnston as VP of Contracts and Pricing
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that Thomas H. Johnston has joined the Newport News sector as vice president, Contracts and Pricing. He will initially serve as deputy to Ron Ward, current vice president of Contracts and Pricing, and will transition to Ward's position upon Ward's retirement next year. Johnston will be responsible for proposal development, negotiations and administration of prime contracts. Prior to joining Newport News, Johnston served as director of
MK 41 VLS Receives NAVSEA Award
In a ceremony yesterday attended by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Baltimore County officials and senior U.S. Navy leadership, Lockheed Martin received the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Excellence Award for consistently exceeding design, production, and quality challenges as the prime contractor for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS), installed aboard the U.S. Navy’s Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers.
Atlantic Marine To Build SWATH Vessel
Atlantic Marine, Jacksonville, Fla., has been chosen by Lockheed Martin Launching System to construct a SWATH Oceanographic Research Vessel as part of the Navy's scientific fleet. The project, which will commence in August 2000, will take approximately 14 months. Designated AGOR-26, the vessel will house small-waterplane-area, twin-hull design (SWATH) technology developed by Lockheed Martin, and will offer a stable platform with excellent motion characteristics and more useable deck space.
Lockheed Gets $5.7m Navy Deal
The U.S. Navy awarded a $5.7m contract modification to a unit of Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors will deliver cruiser modernization hardware to the Navy, which will be installed on the USS Mobile Bay and USS Philippine Sea in 2009. The cruiser program is critical to the maintenance of the Navy's force structure and the successes of current and future Pentagon missions, the Navy said.
Lockheed Martin Delivers First Aegis Integrated Weapon System to the Royal Norwegian Navy
Lockheed Martin marked the completion of the first Aegis Integrated Weapon System (IWS) with the SPY-1F radar for the Royal Norwegian Navy today with a pull- the-plug ceremony at its Moorestown facility. The system will be packed and shipped to Spanish shipbuilder IZAR for installation on the Fridtjof Nansen, the first ship of the F310 Norwegian frigate program, now under construction in Ferrol, Spain. The system, which includes Lockheed Martin's SPY-1F radar
Lockheed Martin Backs UK Cyber-Training Initiative
The British arm of U.S. defence major Lockheed Martin said on Friday it would back a UK government initiative to train students in cyber security to combat a growing skills gap in the area. Through the UK government's CyberFirst initiative, Lockheed Martin will sponsor a number of students across a three-year period and provide them with work placements during their studies. "There's an emerging cyber skills gap and it's vital that this gap is addressed," said Peter Ruddock
One Dead, Three Missing in Helicopter Crash off Irish Coast
One person died and three were missing after a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter crashed off the coast of Ireland during a rescue operation, the Irish Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The search-and-rescue helicopter, which was assisting another aircraft with a medical evacuation from a fishing vessel, lost contact at around 0100 GMT, it said in a statement. A spokesman for U.S.-based Sikorsky, part of Lockheed Martin
US Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Billings
The Navy has christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Billings (LCS 15), in Marinette, Wisconsin. The future USS Billings honors the largest city in Montana. It will be the first ship of its name in naval service. The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. The Freedom variant team is led by Lockheed Martin (for the odd-numbered hulls, e.g
LCS Program: Little Rock Delivered
Within the Littoral Combat Ship Program (LCS), the consortium consisting of Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation, has delivered Little Rock (LCS 9) to the U.S. Navy at FMM’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Commissioning is planned for December in Buffalo, N.Y. Little Rock is part of a program started in 2010, which comprises 11 units, all fully funded
US Navy Asks Lockheed to Fix Littoral Combat Ships Issues
The U.S. Navy has sent Lockheed Martin Corp three requests to correct problems, including propulsion-related issues, with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program dating back to May of last year, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday. The ships were originally designed as a small, fast and affordable addition to the fleet, but production has been marked by cost increases and delays. Navy officials, however, say the costs have fallen sharply and the ships are performing well.
US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Montgomery
The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during a ceremony on June 23 at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. Marking the official transfer of Montgomery from the shipbuilder to the Navy, delivery is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for September 2016. “Today marks a significant milestone in the life of the future USS Montgomery, an exceptional ship which will conduct antisubmarine
Future LCS Charleston’s Keel Authenticated
A ceremony was hosted to celebrate the keel authentication of the U.S. Navy's future USS Charleston (LCS 18), the ninth Independence variant littoral combat ship, June 28. Charlotte Riley, wife of former Charleston mayor Joseph Riley, serves as the ship's sponsor and honorary member and advocate for the crew. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne served as the honorary keel authenticator during the ceremony and was present to weld his initials into the keel plate.
Austal Stops Shares Trading
Review of U.S. Ops Reportedly Underway The West Australian reported that Austal halted its shares from trading, and reportedly is in the process of reviewing its U.S. operation, Austal USA. Austal USA is best known for it construction of vessels for the U.S. Navy, and late last year the parent company’s price took a hit amidst reports of difficulties with the Littoral Combat Ship program. As recently as two days ago (June 28, 2016), a ceremony was hosted at the U.S
LCS Detroit Delivered to the US Navy
Within the Littoral Combat Ship Program (LCS), the consortium consisting of Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation, has delivered the future USS Detroit (LCS 7) to the U.S. Navy at FMM’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Detroit is the fourth Freedom-class ship delivered by the consortium, and it is part of a program started in 2010, which comprises 11 units, all fully funded
General Atomics Battery for New Navy Submersible
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery systems for use on U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) new Dry Combat Submersible (DCS), a long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting divers in a dry environment. The GA-EMS LiFT battery system will power the DCS propulsion and internal support systems.
Combat System Integrator for Future Submarines
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and the Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced that Lockheed Martin Australia has been selected as the preferred Combat System Integrator for Australia's Future Submarine Program, subject to further discussion on commercial matters. Minister Payne said this is an important step in the development of Australia’s regionally superior future submarines.
Australia Names Lockheed Martin as Weapons System Provider for Submarines
Australia has selected U.S. defence company Lockheed Martin Corp as its preferred bidder to supply the combat system for its new $38 billion fleet of submarines, the country's defence industry minister said on Friday. Lockheed Martin beat out competition from U.S. rival Raytheon Co, which built the system for Australia's existing Collins-class submarines. Australia chose French naval contractor DCNS Group in April to build 12 new submarines in a deal worth A$50 billion ($38 billion) - one
German Multi-Mission Warship Project Delayed
A tender worth around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for four warships for the German navy has been delayed by around six months to ensure quality standards are met, according to a copy of a defence ministry letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The new MKS 180 multi-role combat ships are expected to be delivered from 2023. They are intended to be capable of attacking targets on land and underwater and providing aerial protection to other vessels.
Australia, France Meet to focus on Future Submarine Program
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and her French counterpart, Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, today agreed to strengthen the Australia-France defence relationship by establishing formal annual Australia-France Defence Ministers meetings. Minister Payne said Australia and France have a close and long-standing Defence relationship, based on shared interests in contributing to the rules-based global order and strong cooperation in the Pacific.
Navy Accepts Delivery of USS Gabrielle Giffords
The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a ceremony, Dec. 23. Gabrielle Giffords is the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fifth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique trimaran hull, ability to operate at high speeds and large flight deck size. "We are pleased to receive the future USS Gabrielle Giffords into the LCS class," said Capt