Lockheed Martin Announces Media Briefings for the Pacific 2010 International Maritime Conference
SYDNEY, 01/20/2010 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will present a number of program briefings and one-on-one interviews for members of the media prior to and during the Pacific 2010 (PAC 2010) International Maritime Conference in Sydney, Australia. PAC 2010 takes place Wednesday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Jan. 29, and is themed "Maritime Industry – Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives."
The company will highlight accomplishments, product developments and new capabilities to meet the needs of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and its sailors providing the nation's maritime security.
Briefings for the media will take place at the InterContinental Hotel on Monday, Jan. 25 and are slated to last no longer than half an hour each.
Lockheed Martin Press Briefings/Events
Monday, Jan. 25 (Pre-Show)
117 MacQuarie St.
Sydney, 2000, Australia
07:30 -- Continental Breakfast/Welcome/Introductions
08:00 -- Lockheed Martin's Expanding Australia Footprint
- Presented by Paul Johnson, president, Lockheed Martin Australia
08:20 -- New Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) Organization - Supporting the Australian Navy
- Presented by Orlando Carvalho, president of Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) business unit
The recently-promoted, former-vice president of Lockheed Martin's Aegis-producing Surface/Sea-based Missile Defense line of business will provide an update on the company's "new MS2" business and how its integration of the company's MH-60R helicopter systems business enhances Lockheed Martin's ability to provide value to the Australian Navy.
09:15 -- Aegis Combat Management System Update
- Presented by Ken Webb, program director, Australia Programs, Lockheed Martin Surface/Sea-Based Missile Defense Systems
Lockheed Martin recently celebrated the completed production of the first Aegis Weapon System for the RAN's Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD-1) Program with a "pull-the-plug" ceremony, marking the successful completion of a full range of acceptance tests conducted over several months to verify system performance. This milestone indicates the Aegis system is now ready for shipboard installation on HOBART, the first of Australia's three planned Aegis-equipped destroyers. Lockheed Martin will address the delivery of Aegis Systems and integration of the systems to support the Australian AWD program.
09:45 – Submarine Combat System Experience -- Capabilities for Collins & SEA 1000
- Presented by Michael Oliver, director, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems
Lockheed Martin is the industry leader in open architecture design implementation for nuclear and diesel-electric submarine combat systems and remains focused on reducing system life-cycle management cost for their operators. Lockheed Martin will explain how it brings the requisite systems development, integration and support skills necessary to support the Australian Defense Force's transition from the Collins class to SEA 1000 and throughout the life of the next-generation submarine program.
10:15 -- MH-60R Multirole Helicopter Weapon System --The Lowest Risk Solution for Australia's Maritime Defense Needs
- Presented by Ron Christenson, vice president, Lockheed Martin Maritime Helicopters Business Development
The U.S. Navy's MH-60R multirole helicopter is by far the lowest risk anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare weapon system for the Air 9000 Phase 8 competition. Operational and in production, the world's most advanced maritime helicopter weapon system is deployed by the U.S. Navy to build an integrated situational picture of the subsurface and surface domains, track and prosecute targets, and coordinate operations with air and ship forces across secure networks. Lockheed Martin will explain how Australia will benefit from enhanced maritime security, compatibility with RAN ships, and access to ongoing U.S. Navy technology, to ensure long-term platform relevance, jobs to maintain through-life support, and competitive opportunities for local industry across the MH-60 global supply chain.
One-on-one interviews with journalists also are available throughout the show.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.