Lockheed Martin, Selex Systems Integration & Cobham Down-Selected For Marshall Bid

Fusion Air Traffic Management, comprised of Lockheed Martin, Finmeccanica Company SELEX Systems Integration and Cobham, is delighted that we have been down-selected for the next stage in the Project Marshall programme to provide military air traffic services for the MoD. The decision reflects the strong pedigree, commitment and capability of the team and we now look forward to entering into Competitive Dialogue with the customer.

Notes to Editors

Project MARSHALL is the key Air Traffic Management programme for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as it will provide the capability to support UK military flying and air deployed operations for the long term. These Air Traffic Services will provide air traffic control and air traffic management for all of the MoD's aerodromes and air weapon ranges both in the UK and overseas including those used for current deployed operations. It will also ensure that obsolescence is removed from the current system and that the MOD complies with the legal requirements of managing an air traffic service and enable the safe operation of its aerial platforms. Project MARSHALL will be a "managed service" which will deliver savings over the lifetime of the programme through improved efficiencies, scale and innovation. MARSHALL will enable the MOD to continue to conduct flying operations, contributing to the protection of UK sovereign airspace including support to counter terrorism.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

Lockheed Martin UK, part of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. The organisation works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1600 people at sites across the UK. In Air Traffic Management where it has unparalleled expertise in programme management and service delivery, Lockheed Martin is recognized worldwide for adding to the safety and security of today's transportation systems. Sixty percent of the world's commercial air traffic is monitored and controlled by Lockheed Martin air traffic control systems. Lockheed Martin provides the experience, technology and services to bring the most modern and efficient operations to our air traffic customers, in the UK and around the world. We offer unrivalled global depth and breadth in developing, upgrading and maintaining air traffic management systems. Our systems and services offer flexible routing, collaborative decision-making, conflict resolution tools, and accurate and timely surveillance information, all of which leads to safer skies. With its experience in delivering critical national infrastructure programmes to civil and military customers, Lockheed Martin will be the contract holder for MARSHALL and will provide leadership in systems design and programme management.

About SELEX Systems Integration
SELEX Systems Integration, the UK subsidiary of SELEX Sistemi Integrati Spa, Italy, is a part of world-leading technology company Finmeccanica, operating globally in the aerospace, and defence and security markets. With an international workforce of over 75,000 people and revenues in excess of €18 billion, Finmeccanica is one of the foremost suppliers of helicopters, aircraft, aeronautics and defence systems, as well as a European leader in space, security, resilience, transportation and power generation solutions. With over 10,000 employees in the UK, based at 10 major sites across the country, Finmeccanica is currently the UK MOD's second largest defence equipment supplier.

In the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM), SELEX Systems Integration and SELEX Sistemi Integrati Spa represent a 60-year heritage in the application of the full range of ATM technologies to both military and civil domains. Its customer base extends to over 150 countries with capability covering the domains of Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance; all of which is backed by an extensive system integration expertise. In the UK, SELEX Systems Integration currently provides Post Design Services (PDS), including design authority, asset and documentation management, engineering support and training for the UK MOD's fleet of over 40 Operational Watchman Radars. The company is also supplying the latest generation surveillance solutions for Airports across the breadth of the British Isles.

The financial investment of Finmeccanica allows the company to play a leading role in the development of innovative solutions to ensure the safe, fast and efficient flow of air traffic, the security of people and goods, and the highly effective exchange of information between operators.

With its UK and global track record in the application of the full range of ATM technologies to military and civil domains, SELEX Systems Integration will provide MARSHALL with leadership in technology procurement and aerodrome systems integration.

About Cobham
Cobham specialises in meeting the insatiable demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defence, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 11,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with annual revenue of some £1.9bn / US$3 billion.

Cobham Aviation Services provides specialist aviation solutions to Defence, Government and major commercial customers under long term performance based contracts. This includes modern battlespace air warfare training for the UK armed forces and NATO, operating the largest border protection civil maritime surveillance contract in the world for the Australian Government, supporting a wide range of civil and military platforms with modification and through life support, including the Sentry E3-D fleet and the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft fleet of A330 aircraft for the UK MOD, providing air traffic control radar display software and aid calibration services to leading UK and European airports and with partner Bristow Helicopters training all helicopter pilots for the UK's Navy, Air Force and Army through entity FBHeliservices. With a combined fleet of over 150 fixed and rotary wing aircraft Cobham Aviation Services is a trusted partner worldwide.

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