Lockheed Martin Announces Briefings for Surface Navy Association 25th National Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will conduct a series of media briefings on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) 25th National Symposium in Arlington, Va. 

The briefings will take place in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s Fairfax Room beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (MST) business development vice president Michelle Evans will lead the briefing, which will feature updates on key Navy programs. 

Lockheed Martin Media Briefing Schedule

Tuesday, January 15, 10:00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fairfax Room
Arlington, Va. 22202

Overview of Lockheed Martin’s MST business area
Michelle Evans, MST vice president of business development

Michelle Evans will discuss the newly created MST business, focusing on its seven core capabilities: Aviation Systems, Emerging Markets, Littoral Warfare, Naval Combat Systems and Radars, Situational Awareness, Training and Unmanned Systems.

Littoral Warfare: Beyond the LCS Seaframe
Joe North, vice president, Littoral Ship Systems

With the increasing need to patrol and dominate the world’s waterways, Lockheed Martin’s littoral warfare capability enables the Navy to address threats under the sea, on the surface and in the air. The capability’s centerpiece is the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom-variant. Lockheed Martin’s LCS is in serial production, with costs decreasing and efficiency increasing with each hull.

Joe North will provide a ship status and program overview. He will also discuss several Lockheed Martin systems that comprise the nerve center of the Freedom-variant LCS. Systems that fight, operate and support the ships. From the Aegis-based COMBATSS-21 self-defense backbone to crew training and ship sustainment, Lockheed Martin is going beyond the seaframe to provide an integrated surface-combatant solution for the U.S. Navy.

Aviation Systems: MH-60 Setting the Course
Doug Laurendeau, director of business development
Rod Skotty, senior manager, business development

With the MH-60 maritime helicopter, C-130, P-3 and other aerial platforms, MST has a proven track record for providing quality systems, sensors and electronics for military aircraft. Doug Laurendeau and Rod Skotty will provide updates on two key aspects of the MH-60.  

  • Global Seahawks – Laurendeau will discuss the status of MH-60R international programs, including Australia, the recent win in Denmark and what’s ahead for South Korea. Learn more about the Navy’s technology roadmap and how the work Lockheed Martin does integrating the MH-60R continues to advance the helicopter’s capabilities.
  • Seahawks Aloft: Why Lifecycle Management is Critical – Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin are partners on one of the most successful performance based logistics programs in existence today. The Maritime Helicopter Support Company team worked with the U.S. Navy to build a tip-to-tail maintenance program tailored to the H-60 fleet, and the result is becoming a model for other programs throughout the military services.

Navy Combat Systems and Radars: Integrated Air and Missile Defense: Evolving with the Surface Navy’s Combatant Strategy
Nick Bucci, director BMD Programs and Jim Sheridan, director, U.S. Navy Aegis Programs

The Aegis Weapon System is the world’s premier naval surface defense system and plays a vital role in the Phased Adaptive Approach. Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) technology has evolved to support the requirements of the combatant commanders through upgrades and enhancements via Baseline 9. The upgraded Aegis systems will enhance the entire fleet through Aegis Modernization, which includes the new construction Aegis Destroyers DDG 113 and beyond. Aegis Ashore brings additional Aegis BMD assets to protect Europe and other regions from emerging threats.

Reporters will have an opportunity to talk with the Lockheed Martin executives following the formal briefings.

SNA runs January 15-17, 2013. Throughout the three-day symposium, Lockheed Martin will highlight achievements, product developments and new capabilities to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy and its sailors serving around the world.

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Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.