Lockheed Martin Awarded C4ISR Contract for Coast Guard’s Fourth National Security Cutter
MOORESTOWN, N.J., 01/12/2011 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $66 million contract to provide the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the United States Coast Guard's fourth National Security Cutter (NSC).
Lockheed Martin's C4ISR system will provide the 418-foot NSC 4 with comprehensive, real-time situational awareness, commonality and interoperability with other government agencies and organizations. Lockheed Martin developed and provided the C4ISR system for the first three cutters – the USCGC Bertholf and USCGC Waesche, currently in service, and the recently christened Stratton, scheduled for delivery later this year.
"The NSC C4ISR system gives the Coast Guard greater capability to conduct its many missions," said Dan Schultz, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Ship and Aviation Systems. "It enables the NSC to more precisely locate suspected drug smuggling boats, rescue distressed sailors faster and improve operational communications with other government agencies. The system's command and control capability enhances the Coast Guard's ability to coordinate relief efforts after hurricanes and other natural disasters."
Lockheed Martin received the C4ISR contract from Northrop Grumman, which was recently selected by the Coast Guard to build the NSC 4 at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The NSC is the largest and most technologically advanced multi-mission cutter in the Coast Guard fleet, with capabilities to support the service's homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection and national defense missions.
In addition to providing the NSC systems, Lockheed Martin also provided the C4ISR missionization for the Coast Guard's HC-130J and HC-144A aircraft.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44 billion.