Lockheed Martin Signs Depot Maintenance Agreement with Letterkenny Army Depot
DALLAS, TX, 07-APR-03 --
Lockheed Martin has signed a partnering agreement with Letterkenny Army Depot to provide Depot Level Maintenance for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) program, as well as for other Lockheed Martin-produced weapon systems. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and Letterkenny Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, as the Army's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Air Defense and Tactical Missile Ground Support Equipment, will support the objectives of Title 10 U.S.C. 2474, the Department of Defense Policy for Public-Private Partnerships for Depot Maintenance.
The objectives of the partnership include providing timely and reliable product support for the war fighter; improving and sustaining core capabilities at Letterkenny Depot; and introducing improved business processes and updated technology to Department of Defense (DoD) depot maintenance operations and products.
Our objective is to provide the war fighter with products that perform reliably and accurately at the critical moment of need, said Ron Abbott, vice president - Tactical Missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. This agreement fosters closer collaboration between Lockheed Martin and the Army, and demonstrates our commitment to work with our customer in support of its mission requirements.
Letterkenny is the Army's sole maintenance depot for tactical missile and air defense systems. Partnering with Lockheed Martin supports the DoD and Army concept of a logistics enterprise. This is the wave of the future, and I am proud Letterkenny can work with Lockheed Martin in such a cooperative mode to support the war fighter and reduce costs to the taxpayer, said Col. William Guinn, commander - Letterkenny Army Depot.
The agreement provides for Lockheed Martin and Letterkenny Depot to continue their prior working relationships and to explore the potential for new relationships related to other weapon systems programs, such as Missiles and Fire Control's Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and Javelin. The common goal of both parties is to ensure that their customers receive a quality, dependable and affordable weapon system by the demonstration of their unique and proven capabilities to support all aspects of the product.
Letterkenny Depot is the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Air Defense and Tactical Missile Ground Support Equipment. This includes facilities, personnel and equipment to perform total depot maintenance rebuild/overhaul of tactical missile systems and air defense systems. Individual components include radars, launchers, information control centers, communication centers, power plants, trailers, vehicles, FLIR and generators. Capabilities include electronics repair, integrated electronics, multi-layer circuit card repair, vehicular overhaul, metal treatment, plating, hydraulic and pneumatic repair, metal fabrication, cable/harness fabrication and fiber optic cable repair.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control develops, manufactures and integrates world-class air defense, fire support, strike weapon, naval munition, combat vision, anti-armor and advanced product solutions and systems for U.S. and international armed forces.