NAVY AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN $150 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPORT SAILOR TRAINING ON ALL SURFACE COMBAT SYSTEMS
DAHLGREN, VA, 20-JUL-06 -- A team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was awarded a $150 million Seaport-e task order by the U.S. Navy to provide training support to Sailors across the full spectrum of surface ship combat systems. The Lockheed Martin team includes 12 companies, comprised of international and small business partners.
The task order scope involves developing and maintaining new training materials and systems, training course instruction, maintenance and logistics support for training equipment, as well as international program support. Currently, program support is provided at the U.S. Navy’s Center for Surface Combat Systems/Aegis Training and Readiness Center headquarters in Dahlgren and 14 detachments located in the United States and Japan.
“The Navy is changing the way we train Sailors along every step of their careers, said Capt. Roger (Rick) Easton, Commanding Officer of the Center for Surface Combat Systems and AEGIS Training and Readiness Center. This contract is one of the key vehicles enabling the Center for Surface Combat Systems to achieve the Navy's Revolution In Training objectives, providing greater use of interactive multimedia, more focused and efficient use of classroom time, as well as a consistent approach to execute the training tenants of the Sea Warrior Vision for all Surface Force Combat Systems and Operations Sailors.”
“This award provides the Navy with a robust team to deliver critical training support across the full spectrum of surface combat systems, including Aegis, Littoral Combat Ship, DDG 1000 and Ship Self Defense System,” said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Surface-Sea-Based Missile Defense business. “We have a proud history of being partners with the Navy training community as we have successfully worked closely with Sailors on technical developments. We have provided Aegis training for the Navy since the beginning of that program. It is now a privilege to be part of the whole system evolution that includes equipping Sailors in 10 professional specialties with the knowledge to operate and maintain all of these systems with confidence.”