Lockheed Martin to Host Roundtable Sessions on Key Naval, Maritime and Rotary Wing Programs
Various senior Lockheed Martin officials and program representatives will provide updates and roundtable discussions on key naval, maritime and rotary wing programs
|9:45am||Arrival and Check-in|
|10:00am||Littoral Combat Ship
LCS program brief will include current status of ships in the fleet, those under construction and the recent two-ship contract award. Topics will include the status of Freedom’s deployment, USS Worth Forth (LCS 3) and the status of future Freedom-class ships. Doug will speak about the MH-60R deployment on USS Freedom and recent highlights.
Spokesperson: Doug Laurendeau
|10:25am||Ship & Airborne Mine Neutralization-SeaFox Systems
Delivering on the urgent operational need for mine neutralization capability, the U.S. Navy turned to Lockheed Martin to upgrade the Fifth Fleet’s existing mine countermeasure equipment. The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $45.6 million contract to adapt the Atlas SeaFox neutralizer currently deployed on MH-53 helicopters for use on its mine countermeasure ships in February 2012. Mark will provide a status update and explain what is next.
Spokesperson: Mark Somers
|10:40am||The Evolution of the K-MAX, Unmanned Cargo Helicopter
The Cargo UAS deployment started off as a tightly controlled Military Utility Assessment, initially thought to last 6 months to validate the feasibility of Cargo UAS missions in an operational environment, where operations were limited to moving cargo from one main base to two forward bases with positive control hand-off between both bases. This capability is now supporting many locations only marked by a GPS waypoint, conducting retrograde operations with Marines under the hovering UAV hooking loads to the long-line, moving all classes of supplies from water to generators to mine clearing devices – And it will be there until our Marines come home.
Spokespersons: Jon McMillen and Jim Naylor