Lockheed Martin Announces Briefing Schedule for Surface Navy Association 22nd National Symposium

Jan 06, 2010, 12:30 ET from Lockheed Martin

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will present a number of program briefings for members of the media prior to and during the Surface Navy Association (SNA) 22nd National Symposium in Crystal City, Va. The SNA show takes place Tuesday, Jan. 12, through Thursday, Jan. 14, themed "Surface Navy: A Balanced Force for The Hybrid War."

The company will highlight accomplishments, product developments and new capabilities to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy and its sailors serving around the world.

Journalists may sign up to follow Lockheed Martin's major SNA media activities on Twitter: www.twitter.com/LockheedMartin. Additionally, Lockheed Martin will post news, information and Podcasts during SNA at www.lockheedmartin.com/surface-navy.

Briefings will take place at the Corporation's Demonstration Center in Crystal City on Monday, Jan. 11 and in the Fairfax Room of the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Briefings are slated to last no longer than half an hour.

Lockheed Martin Press Briefings/Events

Monday, Jan. 11

Lockheed Martin Washington Operations Building

2121 Crystal Drive, Global Vision Center A

Arlington, VA 22202

8:30 a.m. -- Continental Breakfast

8:50 a.m. -- Welcome

9:00 a.m. -- CANES: Extensive Experience Leads to Robust Design

Presented by Karen Conti, vice president, Lockheed Martin CANES team

In early 2010, the U.S. Navy is expected to competitively award two initial system design and development contracts for its Consolidated Afloat Networks & Enterprise Services (CANES) program. Lockheed Martin will explain how its assembled industry team has the experience to address the technology and security challenges faced with consolidating all of the Navy's afloat information system networks into a single, common approach, leveraging innovation, new technology, flexibility, agility and cost savings.

9:30 a.m. -- AMF JTRS -- Interoperable Extension of the Aerial Network

Presented by Alex Dimitrew, Lockheed Martin AMF JTRS Strategic Business Development

In late 2009, the Lockheed Martin team successfully completed a Critical Design Review for the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio Systems (AMF JTRS) program. AMF JTRS is a secure, internet-like tactical network that will provide joint warfighters with unprecedented access to voice, data and video communications, as well as a level of interoperability never achieved before. This briefing will highlight 2009 accomplishments, as well as provide a look ahead at expected 2010 milestones, including live-fly experiments and the delivery of the first engineering development model for the AMF JTRS small airborne radios.

10:00 a.m. -- DDG 51 & DDG 1000 Advanced Engineering Automation and Controls Update

Presented by Pat Allen, senior manager, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Simulation Training & Support

In 2009, the Lockheed Martin / U.S. Navy team met several critical milestones in delivering advanced engineering automation and controls as part of the DDG 51 modernization and DDG 1000 new construction guided missile destroyer programs. This briefing will highlight accomplishments of 2009 and look ahead at expected 2010 program advancements, including the first DDG modernization install aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) taking place mid-year and with the anticipated completion of major DDG 1000 software development.

10:30 a.m. -- ExLS: Lockheed Martin's Newest Launching System Continues to Evolve

Presented by Timothy R. Fouts, manager, Lockheed Martin Launching Systems

Lockheed Martin will provide an update regarding the successful production of Extensible Launching System (ExLS) prototypes and munitions adapters for the Nulka Electronic Warfare Decoy and the NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile (PAM). Utilizing tactical MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) hardware and the ExLS prototypes, Lockheed Martin will conduct PAM restrained fire testing in the early spring and an extensive Nulka live fire test program in May. Originally conceived in 2005, the ExLS concept was developed as an affordable way to integrate smaller missiles and munitions into the U.S. Navy's MK 41 or MK 57 VLS.

11:00 a.m. -- Canadian Navy Halifax Class Frigate Combat System Modernization Program Update

Presented by Don McClure, vice president, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Canada

In November 2008, a Lockheed Martin Canada-led industry team was awarded two contracts totaling approximately C$2 billion for the installation, integration and long-term in-service support of a new combat system -- including a new command and control system, radars, tactical data links, electronic support measures and other warfare capabilities -- for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax-class frigates. With the first frigate now scheduled to enter an 18-month mid-life modernization re-fit in October 2010, Lockheed Martin will speak to how its team is working collaboratively with the Canadian Navy to ensure compliance to the scheduling demands of the contract.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fairfax Room

Arlington, VA 22202

9:00 a.m. -- Aegis: The Mainstay of the Surface Navy's Combatant Strategy

Presented by Lisa Callahan, vice president for Lockheed Martin Maritime Missile Defense Programs; Nick Bucci, director, Lockheed Martin Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Development Programs; Jim Sheridan, director, Lockheed Martin U.S. Navy Aegis Programs; and Rick Rushton, director, Lockheed Martin Business Development

Lockheed Martin representatives will hold an open discussion with reporters about recent 2009 Aegis milestones -- including Aegis Open Architecture, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and our international partnerships -- along with an informative look ahead to expected Aegis events in 2010.

9:30 a.m. -- BMD-Flex: Open System Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Domestic and International Defense Market

Presented by Rick Rushton, director, Business Development, Lockheed Martin MS2

Lockheed Martin and Danish defense industry leader Terma A/S have responded to the U.S. Navy's challenge to develop an integrated air and missile defense capability built on an open, flexible, modular set of software components for the domestic and international defense market. Lockheed Martin will provide a background on the program and explain how BMD-Flex components are already in use by the Royal Danish Army today and are in the field with NATO forces in Afghanistan.

10:00 a.m. -- Delivering Results on SEWIP

Presented by Joe Ottaviano, manager, Advanced Electronic Warfare Programs, Lockheed Martin Radar Systems

On Sept. 30, the U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin to provide the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 Upgrade -- an evolutionary series of enhancements to its SLQ-32 EW system and a next-generation of EW systems for surface ships, which will significantly improve the ability to detect threats to the fleet. Lockheed Martin will talk to its progress so far and how it remains on track to deliver a preliminary design to the Navy by June 2010.

12:00 p.m. -- Littoral Combat Ship... A Needed Capability

Presented by Paul Lemmo, vice president, Business Development, Lockheed Martin MS2

With a live feed from Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Lockheed Martin will provide an update on its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program and the construction of Ft. Worth (LCS 3), as well as how its team stands ready to support the Navy's single-design acquisition plan for 10 more ships, while introducing increased affordability into the program. As the Navy prepares to deploy USS Freedom (LCS 1) two years early and introduce a modular capability to support wide ranging missions, more than 85 percent of Ft. Worth is currently under construction.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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