US Marine Repair Joins Lockheed Martin LCS Program Team
WASHINGTON, D.C., 08-MAY-03 -- The Lockheed Martin LCS Team is adding United States Marine Repair to its group of core teammates supporting the Sea Blade LCS solution. Using an open business model, the Lockheed Martin LCS Team is recruiting best of breed technical specialists from the U.S. and overseas in its bid to win this important transformational Navy program.
A key focus of Lockheed Martin's LCS proposal is to find the best companies, in the U.S. and abroad, to deliver to the Navy the most affordable and effective ship possible, said Fred Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems. Our team is harnessing world class expertise in a wide range of disciplines. United States Marine Repair, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Defense, adds another important element to our Sea Blade littoral combat ship proposal for the Navy.
United States Marine Repair provides ship repair and logistics services experience to the team. Potential long-term roles for the company within the Sea Blade solution include fleet maintenance, training, module fabrication, ship outfitting and porting.
United States Marine Repair is honored to join the highly regarded group of technical specialists on the Lockheed Martin LCS Program Team, said retired Rear Adm. Dick Camacho, the company's vice president of business development. United States Marine Repair brings to the team a cadre of world-class ship repair experts and facilities located in all the major Navy homeports, which will facilitate outfitting, module fabrication and installation and crew training, Camacho said.
The Lockheed Martin LCS principal team combines leaders in systems engineering, mid-market shipbuilding and naval architecture. Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor, with Gibbs ∓ Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine sharing significant roles as principal team members.
In addition to the principal team members, existing core teammates include high-speed ship expertise from Donald L. Blount and Associates, FastShip, Fincantieri and NAVATEK; modularity expertise from Blohm + Voss; functional expertise from Angle, Inc., ABS, BBN Technologies, Charters Technical Services, DRS Technologies, IZAR and MA&D.
The Lockheed Martin LCS Team unveiled Sea Blade, an Advanced Semi-Planing Seaframe, for the Navy's LCS program earlier this month. LCS is a key element of the Navy's Sea Power 21 strategic vision. The ship will operate close to shore equipped with interchangeable modules to perform focused missions against enemy patrol craft and small boats, shallow water mines and diesel submarines. The Navy considers LCS its most transformational program and number one budget priority.
United States Marine Repair ship repair facilities are located in Norfolk, Va. (corporate headquarters); San Diego, San Pedro and San Francisco, Calif.; Ingleside, Texas; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Mayport, Fla.
United Defense (NYSE: UDI) designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide and is America's largest non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, conversion and overhaul company.
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., specializing in surface combatant design and integration, brings more than 70 years of naval engineering expertise to the LCS program. More than 150 ships on active duty in nearly 20 navies around the globe, including 60 percent of the U.S. Navy's surface combatant fleet, are built to Gibbs & Cox, Inc. designs. The firm also provides engineering and design support directly to the U.S. Navy in early phase design and development of future systems for the Navy's surface combatant fleet. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is headquartered in Arlington, Va.
Family owned and operated since 1946, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has 14 shipyards strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, offshore oil field support vessels, tugs, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways and OPA '90 ocean-going double hull barges as well as other steel and aluminum products.
Marinette Marine is part of Manitowoc Company, Inc.'s (NYSE: MTW) Marine Group. In addition to serving as a leader of shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion services for government, military and commercial customers, Manitowoc is the world's largest provider of lifting equipment for the global construction industry and the leading manufacturer of cold-focused equipment in the food service industry. Manitowoc is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisc.)