ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $66 million contract to stand up the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Replacement Laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md.
Through the six-year contract, Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business will help transition essential personnel and equipment to the new facility, which includes nearly one-million square feet of new space comprised of multiple labs, administrative and headquarters offices.
"Standing up a research environment is a complex undertaking requiring expertise in medical outfitting and transition," said June Shrewsbury, vice president of technical services at Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business. "Our support will help researchers advance scientific discoveries that will protect Americans from infectious diseases."
In addition to the new laboratory at Fort Detrick, Lockheed Martin's expertise in health care outfitting and transition services includes the Department of Defense's new Medical Education Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. The METC is the world's largest enlisted military medical training campus, and provides a common training ground for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard.
Lockheed Martin developed and led the initial outfitting and transition services for the campus's five medical instructional facilities. In a separate initiative, Lockheed Martin will complete the outfitting and transition activities for the new San Antonio Military Medical Center in the spring of 2012.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 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.
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