Lockheed Martin and Global Aerospace Logistics Partner to Provide Sensor Solutions for UAE Armed Forces
ORLANDO, FL, 02/24/2011 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Gyrocam Systems, LLC, and Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC, today announced the signing of a teaming agreement to offer proven, low risk, best value solutions to address the immediate and future Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor needs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces.
The initial, primary focus is to support ground vehicle based ISR sensor solutions for the UAE Armed Forces.
"This teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin emphasizes the values and goals of our established relationship," said Dr. Hassan Yousuf, chief executive officer for Global Aerospace Logistics. "Together, we are committed to providing defense capabilities to support the UAE Armed Forces and transferring knowledge and skills to Emirati citizens."
The team will work to leverage proven EO/IR sensor solutions for ground vehicles and fixed applications to provide the UAE Armed Forces with exceptional situational awareness. Additionally, the work will provide full maintenance capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces and provide UAE citizens the technical skills and knowledge necessary to service and maintain the systems.
"This collaborative agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics provides a unique combination of customer and operational knowledge, proven technology and performance to support our UAE partner's vision to further develop their industry and long-term defense capability," said Jay Pitman, director and general manager of Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems.
"We are fully committed to building a trusted, long-term partnership with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces," said Charles W. (Willy) Moore Jr., president – Middle East and Africa for Lockheed Martin. "The team of Global Aerospace Logistics and Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems brings the expertise necessary to provide and sustain world class ISR solutions."
About Global Aerospace Logistics
Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) is a subsidiary of Emirates Advanced Investments (EAI), a leading business development and investment company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. GAL's current list of services includes aircraft maintenance for both fixed and rotary wing products, component and systems overhaul and repair, aviation logistics and material planning, specialized IT services, air traffic control operations and management, aviation consulting and project management, staffing, turnkey aerospace services, and air & missile defense systems consulting & project management.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.