Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems Team Selected As CVN 77 Warfare Systems Integrator
MOORESTOWN, NJ, 31-JAN-00 -- A team led by Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) was selected today by Newport News Shipbuilding as the CVN 77 warfare systems integrator. Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) of Newport News, Virginia is providing the transitional aircraft carrier under a contract to the U.S. Navy. CVN 77 is a transition ship that will be designed to provide a sound technological foundation and a bridge to the future class of aircraft carriers - CVNX. The Lockheed Martin NE&SS team -- comprised of Northrop Grumman, Solipsys and the Navy's SPAWAR office -- was selected by NNS over a team led by Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company after a competitive analysis of both teams' capabilities.
The program features an ambitious acquisition strategy that focuses on creating a design than is affordable, capable and flexible. CVN 77 is an exciting program for the Navy and the Lockheed Martin NE&SS team. It is the first major program to benefit from the impressive synergies and outstanding value the NE&SS organization provides to our customers, said NE&SS President Joseph D. Antinucci. We are collectively thrilled by this opportunity and our team is committed to providing Newport News Shipbuilding with a cost-effective, innovative, and modular IWS design. Together, we will leverage the proven engineering and integration heritage of NE&SS and its companies and the strength and experience of our teammates Northrop Grumman, Solipsys and SPAWAR.
NE&SS-Moorestown will lead the CVN 77 effort for Lockheed Martin, reporting directly to Antinucci. It is one of six major operating sites in the NE&SS business segment. NE&SS provides surface ship and submarine combat systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration services and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. It is the largest business organization in the Lockheed Martin Systems Integration business area.
Newport News Shipbuilding (NYSE: NNS) designs and constructs nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines for the U.S. Navy and provides life cycle services for ships in the Navy fleet. The company employs 17,300 people and has annual revenues of approximately $1.8 billion.