Lockheed Martin Program Briefings Planned for The Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting
BETHESDA, MD, 09/25/2008 -- 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, DC. The AUSA show runs from Monday, October 6, through Wednesday, October 8, with the theme 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 in service around the world.
All briefings will take place at Lockheed Martin's booth, #1103, in the Washington Convention Center, and are slated to last no longer than half an hour.
Lockheed Martin Press Briefings
Monday, October 6
2:30 p.m. - Lockheed Martin's JLTV Test Vehicle 3 (TV3) Introduction
Presented by Kathryn Hasse, Director of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
The Lockheed Martin JLTV Team recently will unveil its third operational prototype; the General Purpose Mobility Vehicle Payload Category A model. Lockheed Martin will update the media on the status of the Lockheed Martin JLTV program, and provide an in-depth introduction to TV3.
Tuesday, October 7
9:30 a.m. - Apache Sensor Technology Improvements Into The Future
Presented by Robert Gunning, Vice President of Apache Fire Control Programs
Modernized TADS/PNVS gave the Apache new eyes. Now its vision is once again enhanced with Visible/Near Infrared (V/NIR) technology and added spiral developments, and the new Pathfinder system, which provides the same for the cargo/utility fleet.
10:00 a.m. - EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar: Accelerating Production For The Soldier
Presented by Mark Starr, Vice President of Radar Programs
To accelerate the fielding of the new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition radar, the U.S. Army recently exercised $152 million in contract options for 12 additional systems from Lockheed Martin. The EQ-36 radars will detect, classify, track and determine the location of enemy indirect fire such as mortars, artillery and rockets in either 90-degree or 360-degree modes, replacing aging TPQ-36 and TPQ-37 medium-range radars, currently in the Army's inventory.
10:30 p.m. - Persistent Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance For The Warfighter
Presented by Ron Browning, Business Development Director for Persistent Surveillance Systems
Lockheed Martin will review the U.S. Army's High Altitude Airship (HAA) and High Altitude Long Endurance-Demonstrator (HALE-D) programs, as well as detail Lockheed Martin's plans to fly its HAA demonstrator in August 2009.
2:00 p.m. - Joint U.S. Army/Lockheed Martin Briefing: Discovery is Imminent - Tactical Reconnaissance And Counter-Concealment Enabled Radar
Presented by Robert Robinson, Program Manager for TRACER
For too long the enemy has sought sanctuary under dense foliage, or used camouflage and counter-concealment techniques to ward off detection. However, today there are no longer safe-havens. Predicated on Lockheed Martin's operationally proven foliage penetration (FOPEN) technology, TRACER supports intelligence analysts and decision makers by providing sensor information not readily available from any other airborne platforms.
2:30 p.m. - Joint U.S. Army/Lockheed Martin Briefing: Airborne And Maritime/Fixed Station (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS): Today, Tomorrow - Better Knowledge, Better Results
Presented by Colonel Raymond Jones, U.S. Army Program Manager - Airborne Maritime Fixed Station, JTRS and Domenic Costa, Vice President for Joint Tactical Network Systems
Lockheed Martin's AMF JTRS, an essential element in the Tactical Global Information Grid strategy, will provide secure data, voice and video to the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
Wednesday, October 8
10:00 a.m. - VUIT-2: Streaming Video Networking For Today's Battlefield
Presented by Greg Walker, Business Development Manager for Apache Programs
Lockheed Martin is transforming the battlespace with its new Apache VUIT-2 system, which will be fielded in combat later this year. The briefing will demonstrate how VUIT-2 is leading the way in manned/unmanned teaming of rotary wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems by allowing streaming video from currently fielded Unmanned Aerial Systems to be received by the Apache and displayed on its multi-function displays in the cockpit.
10:30 a.m. - Joint U.S. Army/Lockheed Briefing: Martin Precision Fires - Combat-Proven Systems With Eyes On The Future
Presented by Colonel David Rice, U.S. Army Project Manager of Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems - U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Colonel Anthony Daskevich, TRADOC Capabilities Manager - Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems, and Scott Arnold, Vice President of Precision Fires, Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver System
U.S. Army program leadership will provide the latest insight into the most recent operational effectiveness and readiness of Lockheed Martin Precision Fire Systems in ongoing combat operations. They will also discuss the Army's needs and plans for continued evolution of these systems' capabilities to meet tomorrow's challenges and requirements.
11:00 a.m. - Joint Air-To-Ground Missile (JAGM): Keeping The Warfighter Ahead Of The Next-Generation Threat
Presented by Rick Edwards, Vice President of Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems
Lockheed Martin's JAGM, which won a $122 million, 27-month technology development award in mid-September, will provide a critical new capability for the Warfighter. The Lockheed Martin JAGM program's selection of supplier teammates and progress in maturing the system will be discussed.
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