Team Janus Formed to Compete for NATO TBMD Feasibility Study Contract; Lockheed Martin Leads International Team

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

    DALLAS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
 and a team of major international aerospace and defense companies today
 announced the official formation of Team Janus, which is competing for the
 pending NATO Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (TBMD) Feasibility Study.
 Eight of the 10 Team Janus team member companies are European.
     The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) is responsible
 for the study and is expected to award two Feasibility Study contracts in late
 May 2001, with work scheduled to start on the contracts in July 2001.  The
 initial steps leading to the formation of Team Janus were announced in July
 2000 at the Farnborough Air Show.
     The Team Janus consortium is composed of the following companies: Lockheed
 Martin Corporation (NYSE:   LMT) acting through Lockheed Martin Missiles and
 Fire Control (U.S.), Aerospatiale Matra Missiles (France), Alenia Marconi
 Systems (UK and Italy), BAE SYSTEMS, EADS/LFK-Lenkflugkorpersysteme GmbH
 (Germany) acting also for Military Aircraft, Ground Radars and ASTRIUM GmbH,
 Matra-BAe Dynamics (France and UK), and TRW Space and Missile Systems Division
 (U.S.).
     Supporting Team Janus are additional companies from Greece, The
 Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the U.S.
     Team Janus is named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces that
 looked to the past and to the future simultaneously.  Team Janus represents
 the transition between localized, area air defense of the past, and multi-
 national, fully integrated TBMD capable air defense of the future.
     Team Janus has been formed to fully meet the challenges offered by the
 NATO TBMD Feasibility Study.  Team members were selected because of their
 unparalleled capabilities and expertise in the fields of missile defense
 analysis, hardware production and optimization, and delivery of total
 integrated system-of-systems solutions to air defense.
     For the NATO TBMD Feasibility Study, Team Janus is uniquely qualified to:
     --  Determine the feasibility of meeting the requirements set out in the
         NATO Staff Target.
     --  Identify alternative ways of meeting the NATO Staff Target.
     --  Recommend an architectural solution that achieves an appropriate
         balance among performance, timescales, cost and risk, as well as the
         individual classes of systems of which that architecture is composed
         (allowing for the widest range of national systems to be integrated).
     --  Recommend the range of eventual numbers of these systems that will be
         needed, based on a variety of illustrative scenarios.
     --  Identify possible industrial strategies within which NATO might pursue
         the acquisition and in-service operation and support of active layered
         TBMD.
     --  Prepare plans and documentation to support the next stages of an
         active layered TBMD program, including cost breakdowns, refined
         schedules and inputs to support draft NATO Staff Requirements.
 
     Combining these areas and successfully synthesizing an optimal solution
 requires a broad understanding of the complexities inherent in such a unique
 system-of-systems.  Team Janus has been carefully composed to meet these
 challenges.  The team members have unrivalled experience in TBMD studies, as
 well as a complete knowledge of relevant product technologies.  The team
 members combined to provide extensive expertise in multi-national system-of-
 systems integration, where major considerations are more than just technical,
 and include political, social, economic and cultural issues.
 
     NATO TBMD Feasibility Study Background
     The need for a TBMD Feasibility Study is driven by the NATO policy on
 Extended Air Defence.  In 1993, the NATO Council approved a conceptual
 framework for Extended Air Defence, devised by the NATO Air Defence Committee.
     The requirement called for the development of an alliance capability to
 counter, among other things, the risk posed by tactical ballistic missiles
 (TBMs).  Subsequently in 1997, the NATO Military Committee approved a Military
 Operational Requirement for active TBMD.  In 1998, the Conference of National
 Armaments Directors approved a program plan for the acquisition of active
 layered TBMD to address the Military Operational Requirement.
     By virtue of its broad diversification and specialization, Team Janus is
 well positioned to render a world-class multi-national and fully integrated
 solution for NATO TBMD.
     For additional information on Lockheed Martin, visit
 www.lockheedmartin.com.
 
 

SOURCE Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
    DALLAS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
 and a team of major international aerospace and defense companies today
 announced the official formation of Team Janus, which is competing for the
 pending NATO Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (TBMD) Feasibility Study.
 Eight of the 10 Team Janus team member companies are European.
     The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) is responsible
 for the study and is expected to award two Feasibility Study contracts in late
 May 2001, with work scheduled to start on the contracts in July 2001.  The
 initial steps leading to the formation of Team Janus were announced in July
 2000 at the Farnborough Air Show.
     The Team Janus consortium is composed of the following companies: Lockheed
 Martin Corporation (NYSE:   LMT) acting through Lockheed Martin Missiles and
 Fire Control (U.S.), Aerospatiale Matra Missiles (France), Alenia Marconi
 Systems (UK and Italy), BAE SYSTEMS, EADS/LFK-Lenkflugkorpersysteme GmbH
 (Germany) acting also for Military Aircraft, Ground Radars and ASTRIUM GmbH,
 Matra-BAe Dynamics (France and UK), and TRW Space and Missile Systems Division
 (U.S.).
     Supporting Team Janus are additional companies from Greece, The
 Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the U.S.
     Team Janus is named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces that
 looked to the past and to the future simultaneously.  Team Janus represents
 the transition between localized, area air defense of the past, and multi-
 national, fully integrated TBMD capable air defense of the future.
     Team Janus has been formed to fully meet the challenges offered by the
 NATO TBMD Feasibility Study.  Team members were selected because of their
 unparalleled capabilities and expertise in the fields of missile defense
 analysis, hardware production and optimization, and delivery of total
 integrated system-of-systems solutions to air defense.
     For the NATO TBMD Feasibility Study, Team Janus is uniquely qualified to:
     --  Determine the feasibility of meeting the requirements set out in the
         NATO Staff Target.
     --  Identify alternative ways of meeting the NATO Staff Target.
     --  Recommend an architectural solution that achieves an appropriate
         balance among performance, timescales, cost and risk, as well as the
         individual classes of systems of which that architecture is composed
         (allowing for the widest range of national systems to be integrated).
     --  Recommend the range of eventual numbers of these systems that will be
         needed, based on a variety of illustrative scenarios.
     --  Identify possible industrial strategies within which NATO might pursue
         the acquisition and in-service operation and support of active layered
         TBMD.
     --  Prepare plans and documentation to support the next stages of an
         active layered TBMD program, including cost breakdowns, refined
         schedules and inputs to support draft NATO Staff Requirements.
 
     Combining these areas and successfully synthesizing an optimal solution
 requires a broad understanding of the complexities inherent in such a unique
 system-of-systems.  Team Janus has been carefully composed to meet these
 challenges.  The team members have unrivalled experience in TBMD studies, as
 well as a complete knowledge of relevant product technologies.  The team
 members combined to provide extensive expertise in multi-national system-of-
 systems integration, where major considerations are more than just technical,
 and include political, social, economic and cultural issues.
 
     NATO TBMD Feasibility Study Background
     The need for a TBMD Feasibility Study is driven by the NATO policy on
 Extended Air Defence.  In 1993, the NATO Council approved a conceptual
 framework for Extended Air Defence, devised by the NATO Air Defence Committee.
     The requirement called for the development of an alliance capability to
 counter, among other things, the risk posed by tactical ballistic missiles
 (TBMs).  Subsequently in 1997, the NATO Military Committee approved a Military
 Operational Requirement for active TBMD.  In 1998, the Conference of National
 Armaments Directors approved a program plan for the acquisition of active
 layered TBMD to address the Military Operational Requirement.
     By virtue of its broad diversification and specialization, Team Janus is
 well positioned to render a world-class multi-national and fully integrated
 solution for NATO TBMD.
     For additional information on Lockheed Martin, visit
 www.lockheedmartin.com.
 
 SOURCE  Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

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