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Lockheed Martin Announces Briefing Schedule for the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2010 (02:10 PM EDT)


BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will present a variety of program briefings for members of the media at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The AUSA show runs from Monday, Oct. 25, through Wednesday, Oct. 27, themed "America's Army: The Strength of the Nation."

The company will highlight a number of recent accomplishments, product developments and new capabilities to meet the needs of the U.S. Army and its soldiers serving around the world.

Lockheed Martin will post news, information and videos during AUSA at www.lockheedmartin.com/ausa.

All briefings will take place at Lockheed Martin's booth, No. 1103, in the Washington Convention Center, and are slated to last no longer than half an hour.

Lockheed Martin Press Briefings

Monday, October 25

1:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Airborne & Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS): On Schedule to Deliver First Radios to Government

Presented by Mark Norris, Lockheed Martin Vice President, Joint Tactical Network Solutions and Colonel Raymond Jones, U.S. Army:  Program Manager, Airborne & Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS)

AMF JTRS is an NSA certifiable Type 1 encrypted, Internet Protocol communications network that will connect U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force platforms, enabling joint Warfighters to share real-time voice, video and data communications.  The briefing will focus on the current program status and upcoming key events for 2011.

2:00 p.m. Battle Command Web Deployed to the U.S. Army - Demonstration

Presented by Steve Mayhew, Lockheed Martin Battle Command Web Program Manager, and Colonel David Moore, U.S. Army Battle Command

Join Lockheed Martin for a live demonstration of Battle Command Web Thin Client (BC Web) – a critical U.S. Army component to sharing and distribution of data amongst the strategic, tactical and intelligence communities and represents the single thin client solution as part of Battle Command's Collapse strategy.  BC Web currently runs on the Battle Command Common Server (BCCS) stack and the Army Area Processing Center.  It has been accepted as the model for access to tactical data at multiple echelons to be shared and collaborated on with the Joint Community.

2:30 p.m. A New Look and Upgraded Performance for the Common Controller of the U.S. Army

Presented by Steve Sims, Lockheed Martin Program Manager, Common Controller

Fresh from a redesign this year, the Spiral 2 Common Controller is the evolution of a successful program that controls many platforms of the Army's growing future in unmanned vehicles.  The lighter, faster-performing controller proved itself in recent customer mission-based testing, and the presentation will examine the demands a universal controller must meet for modern, evolving, high-tech warfare.

Tuesday, October 26

1:30 p.m. On the Ground/On the Move: Rugged Remote Sensing and Computing - Demonstration

Presented by Rita Flaherty, Lockheed Martin Fire Control Business Development Manager

Lockheed Martin's tactical situational awareness approach combines mature hardware, communications, sensors and weapons capabilities.  Lockheed Martin will demonstrate unprecedented situational awareness capabilities in real-time using its newly-unveiled ruggedized tablet computer, TacFleet 8, and a Gyrocam sensor system.

2:00 p.m. MONAX 3G Broadband Network Available to Warfighters - Demonstration

Presented by Glenn Kurowski, Lockheed Martin MONAX Program Director, and Dave Westley, Lockheed Martin MONAX Business Development Director

This system is designed to bring an affordable, 3G broadband network to Warfighters at the first tactical mile.  MONAX enables the use of smartphones and delivers smartphone data, imagery, video and applications.  It means that Warfighters will have the same broadband capability, rich smartphone interface and user experience in the field that they would have at home.  A live demonstration of MONAX will be part of the briefing.

2:30 p.m. Extended Area Protection & Survivability Solution: Funded and Headed to Flight Testing

Presented by Chris Murphy, Lockheed Martin Business Development Manager for the Extended Area Protection & Survivability (EAPS) program

Lockheed Martin will provide an overview of developments on the company's Rockets, Artillery and Mortars (RAMS) intercept solution, as well as discuss the path forward that will take the program into the flight testing phase.  

Wednesday, October 27

1:30 p.m. Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment Enabled Radar: Flying on Manned and Unmanned Platforms

Presented by Robert Robinson, Lockheed Martin Program Director for TRACER

Lockheed Martin's TRACER addresses the Army's critical need to detect enemy targets, equipment and facilities under obscuration.  After more than 100 flights on a manned platform, the system, which provides high resolution SAR images to ground units in all-weather, day or night conditions, has begun flight testing on a Predator MQ-9.  This marks the first flight of a tactical penetrating synthetic aperture radar on a Class IV fixed wing unmanned system.

2:00 p.m. Improving Mission Success and Reducing Burdens: The Next-Generation, Ruggedized HULC - Demonstration

Presented by Keith Maxwell, Lockheed Martin HULC Business Development Manager

Soldiers and sustainers often lift and carry heavy combat loads that increase the stress on the body leading to potential injuries.  Lockheed Martin's un-tethered HULC exoskeleton transfers these heavy loads to the ground through powered titanium legs without the loss of mobility.  Lockheed Martin will demonstrate its improved, next-generation HULC exoskeleton design.  The ruggedized HULC system incorporates multiple design changes to increase reliability and performance in operational environments.

2:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Precision Fires: Combat-Proven Systems Readied for Future Requirements

Presented by Scott Arnold, Vice President of Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin

Get the latest insight into the most recent operational effectiveness and readiness of Lockheed Martin's precision fires systems in ongoing combat operations by U.S. and international forces, including updates on the MLRS M270A1 and HIMARS launchers, and GMLRS and ATACMS precision munitions.  Also highlighted will be plans by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army for the continued evolution of these systems' capabilities to meet future challenges and requirements.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.

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