Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Contract to Support Army Training Ranges
ORLANDO, Fla., October 18, 2011, October 18, 2011 --
The U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to install and support live-fire training ranges around the world for its five-year Army Targetry Systems II (ATS II) program.
Lockheed Martin will begin integration support at the U.S. Army's training range at Fort Devens, Mass., under an initial $680,000 task order award. As one of five prime contractors selected for the program, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $475 million over five years.
Through the ATS II program, Lockheed Martin will integrate its live-fire targetry products into training ranges, supporting the Army's efforts to enhance combat skills essential to conducting infantry and armor military exercises.
"These live-fire training ranges will give Army soldiers the preparation they need for effective, efficient mission execution," said Jim Craig, vice president of training systems in Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business. "By immersing trainees into situations and environments they may face, this technology will allow soldiers to train exactly as they fight."
In addition to integrating other ranges, the ATS II program will develop advanced targetry products for demonstration and evaluation at the Army's test range in Warren, Mich. The effort will enable soldiers to compare the maturity and capability of new products before selecting and fielding training technology.
In addition to the ATS II program, Lockheed Martin recently added the Instrumented Ranges/Digital Range Training System (IR/DRTS) and the Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) program, both for the U.S. Army, to its live-training portfolio. The IR/DRTS program supports range modernization by replacing aging live-fire training infrastructures with modernized, digital instrumentation capabilities. Through the UOTS program, Lockheed Martin provides training and support through combined arms collective training facilities, live-fire shoot house and urban assault courses.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 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.