Lockheed Martin to Provide Combat System Design and Integration for Egyptian Fast Missile Patrol Craft

Dec 05, 2005, 00:00 ET from Lockheed Martin

    MANASSAS, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VT Halter Marine has
 awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE:   LMT) a $14.3 million contract for the initial
 phase of the command, control, communication, computers, intelligence,
 surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) combat system design and integration
 for three Egyptian Navy Fast Missile Patrol Craft (FMC) vessels.
     "Lockheed Martin is pleased to team with VT Halter Marine on this exciting
 endeavor to meet Egypt's requirements with the best technology and
 capabilities possible," said Chuck Cantello, vice president, Lockheed Martin
 Maritime Systems & Sensors, Sensors and Advanced Programs. "We bring to the
 team a distinguished history in combat systems design and integration and a
 commitment to total customer satisfaction."
     The FMC will feature a flexible, state-of-the-art design with the most up-
 to-date and exportable sensors and weapons deployed on this platform class.
 The combat system will be multi-role with anti-air, anti-surface, electronic
 warfare, and active and passive countermeasure capabilities.
     The first phase of the contract will focus on functional design and is
 expected to be completed in 12 months. A detail design, construction and
 delivery contract is expected to follow the functional design phase.
     VT Halter Marine is the marine operations division of Vision Technologies
 Systems (VTS). Based in Pascagoula, MS, it is a leader in the design and
 construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine
 designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as
 patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic
 support vessels and survey vessels.
     Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000
 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
 development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems,
 products and services.
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