THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZE TWO LOCKHEED MARTIN PROGRAMS FOR EXCELLENCE
Gaithersburg, MD, 11/08/2006 --
Two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] defense programs are being recognized for program excellence by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Defense Industrial Association. The Integrated Exploitation Capability and Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Programs each have been named in the top five as DoD Program Award winners for 2005 in the annual Pentagon and Defense Industry honors.
“Awards such as this not only highlight our achievements in these two important programs, but also validate our commitment to excellence and affirm our leading systems engineering approach,” Stan Sloane, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions (IS&S), said.
The Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) provides a configurable system, comprised of Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) hardware and software, to manage and exploit softcopy imagery from national, commercial, and airborne platforms. The program provides for the development and delivery of frequent system upgrades, around-the-clock remote operational monitoring and support, and hardware/software procurement, deployment, and training. IEC is the critical tool used for military operations, safety of navigation, homeland security, national security events, and natural disasters. IEC’s successes include a range of accolades from the Intelligence and Defense Communities to civil and military users.
“IEC has been recognized by our customers for consistently providing exceptional geospatial-intelligence products and services, so that they have the most up-to-date, accurate information possible to successfully complete their missions” said Mike Thomas, vice president and general manager of Geospatial-Intelligence Solutions for Lockheed Martin IS&S. “Lockheed Martin’s systems integration expertise has combined sound management of a very complex technical baseline, technical innovation and heavy user engagement to provide state of the art, commercially based exploitation systems to the analyst, war-fighters and decision makers.”
The Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) is designed to provide flexibility and responsiveness to all variants of the U.S. Navy’s Tomahawk cruise missile. The system adds the revolutionary capability to plan new missions aboard the launch platform and communicate with multiple Tomahawks to rapidly retarget and redirect the missiles in flight.
“In today’s world where the enemy can be highly mobile and fights unconventionally, being able to alter targeting information in flight is critical to mission success,” said John Mengucci, vice president and general manager of Department of Defense Systems for Lockheed Martin IS&S. “This award recognizes TTWCS for meeting all milestones, for increasing productivity and reducing costs through SEI CMM Maturity Level 5 processes and by creating and fostering a multidisciplinary team, involving the customer with the industry development team in a true partnership that ultimately benefits the end-users.