Lockheed Martin Announces Briefing Schedule For The Association Of The U.S. Army Annual Meeting
Bethesda, MD, 09/29/2009 -- Sept. 29, 2009 – 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. 5, through Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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.
Journalists may sign up to follow Lockheed Martin's major AUSA media activities on Twitter: www.twitter.com/LockheedMartin.
Additionally, Lockheed Martin will post news, information and Podcasts 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/Events
Monday, October 5
3:00 p.m. – Lockheed Martin and Rock Island Arsenal Corporate Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA) Signing – At The Lockheed Martin JLTV Vehicle
Journalists are invited to a brief signing event in which Lockheed Martin will sign a Corporate Proprietary Information agreement with the Rock Island Arsenal's Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC). Rock Island Arsenals JMTC Commander Col. Craig Cotter and Lockheed Martin Vice President – Logistics & Sustainment Lou Kratz are scheduled to participate. Establishment of a Corporate PIA will provide open access to all Lockheed Martin lines of business to the U.S. Army's only organic foundry for partnerships in product design and sustainment. Potential exists for follow-on agreements to support Lockheed Martin projects to capitalize on the JMTC's extensive manufacturing and foundry capabilities.
Tuesday, October 6
10:30 a.m. – MEADS Progress Continues; Hardware Designs Approved
Presented by Gregory L. Kee, General Manager – NAMEADSMA, and Steve Barnoske, President – MEADS International
The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has made significant progress over the past few months, including reaching several milestones and major program progress points. Reporters will learn about the numerous achievements of the MEADS team and how European technology is reducing the risk of fratricide for allied pilots.
11:00 a.m. – Lockheed Martin's Airborne Multi-INT Laboratory (AML)
Presented by Lockheed Martin's Jim Quinn, Vice President - IS&GS-Defense
The AML was designed specifically to test and rapidly field critical C4ISR capabilities needed by Warfighters today. This innovative test bed provides a platform for both advanced research and realistic testing and demonstration of emerging intelligence, communications, networking and sensors capabilities that can improve strategic and tactical responsiveness for military, strategic and homeland security forces.
11:30 a.m. – Persistent Threat Detection System: Lighter Than Air Surveillance Technologies Today and Tomorrow
Presented by Ron Browning, Lockheed Martin's Airship Business Development Director
Lockheed Martin's Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) has played an important role in providing U.S. Army and coalition troops in Afghanistan and Iraq with critical, real-time, round-the-clock surveillance. During the recent Afghanistan elections, PTDS, together with surveillance data from other security systems, provided better and earlier threat recognition, enabling more effective responses to threats and attacks. Lockheed Martin will provide an update on the PTDS program and discuss the future of the program and the company's other Lighter-than-Air projects.
Wednesday, October 7
10:00 a.m. – Precision Fires – Combat-Proven Systems With Eyes On The Future
Scott Arnold, Vice President of Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin
Program leadership will provide the latest insight into the most recent operational effectiveness and readiness of Lockheed Martin's Precision Fires Systems in ongoing combat operations. Also discussed will be the Army's needs and plans for continued evolution of these systems' capabilities and warheads to meet tomorrow's challenges and requirements.
10:30 a.m. – Autonomous Unmanned Systems: Lightening the Soldier's Load
Presented by Jim Gribschaw, Director of Unmanned Systems at Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin's Combat Maneuver Systems, including the revolutionary MULE vehicle, the Common Controller and the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) are undergoing accelerated development to meet the U.S. Army's and U.S. Marine Corps' needs for simplifying logistics and empowering the individual Soldier or Marine. This briefing will discuss the results of recent user testing and the resulting development initiatives that will ultimately enhance the Warfighters' agility, endurance and effectiveness.
11:00 a.m. – Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS): Network Metrics – Better Knowledge, Better Results
Presented by Lockheed Martin's Martin Jenkins, AMF JTRS Strategic Business Development
Lockheed Martin presents metrics of the potential power of AMF JTRS, a network that will provide Warfighters with a secure, IP-enabled wireless communications capability. AMF JTRS will enable Army, Air Force and Navy assets to seamlessly synchronize with those in theater, providing improved situational awareness and enhanced decision making.
11:30 a.m. – LONGBOW UTA: The Future of Rotary-Wing Manned/Unmanned Teaming
Presented by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dan Bailey, Product Manager – Apache Block III, and Bob Gunning, Vice President of Apache Programs at Lockheed Martin
LONGBOW UTA takes situational awareness to the next level for Apache crews. This state-of-the-art manned/unmanned capability gives crews an unprecedented view of the battlespace. Join the U.S. Army and LONGBOW Limited Liability Company team for a first-hand account of the next-generation LONGBOW UTA's recent flight tests and benefits to the Warfighter.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.