Lockheed Martin Announces Briefings for Surface Navy Association 26th National Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2014 – Lockheed Martin will conduct a series of media briefings on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, and Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in conjunction with the Surface Navy Association (SNA) 26th National Symposium in Arlington, Va. 

Leaders from Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (MST) and Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) businesses will feature updates on key Navy programs. 

Lockheed Martin Media Briefing Schedule


Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
Potomac Demo Center
2121 Crystal Drive
Arlington, Va., 22202

Lunch will be served at noon, and briefings will start promptly at 12:15 p.m.

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
“Valuable Insight from USS Freedom’s Deployment”
Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship Systems

Vice Admiral Tom Copeman, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, recently discussed the successful deployment of the nation’s first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom. Our briefing will provide a ship status and program overview of the Freedom-variant LCS, including the lessons learned that the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin-led industry team are incorporating into follow-on ships. Joe North will also discuss the mission modules, including the surface warfare package featuring Lockheed Martin’s MH-60R helicopter and the Mine Countermeasures package featuring Lockheed Martin’s Remote Minehunting System.

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
“K-MAX: Setting the Course Beyond Afghanistan”
Jon McMillen, business development lead for K-MAX

The U.S. Marine Corps recently extended its contract for the K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopter through November 2014, and the aircraft continues to demonstrate maturing autonomous technology through research and development contracts with other military services. Our briefing will provide details on the latest K-MAX capabilities, as well as future potential missions for the aircraft in disaster relief, humanitarian aid and support to austere locations.

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
“The Evolution of the Aegis Franchise: Domestic and International”
Jim Sheridan, director of Aegis U.S. Navy Programs
Doug Wilhelm, director of International Programs

The world isn’t getting any safer, adversaries aren’t getting any slower, and the defense budget isn’t getting any bigger. The Aegis Weapon System is the world’s premier naval surface defense system, and Lockheed Martin will continue to evolve its capabilities to meet changing threats. Our briefing will discuss how Lockheed Martin is staying one step ahead of our domestic and international customers’ most complex challenges to prepare the best value solutions for the future.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Fairfax Room
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Va. 22202 

1:00 – 1:30  p.m.
“LRASM – A Modern, Multi-Service, Multi-Role Anti-Surface Warfare Weapon”
Frank St. John, vice president of Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems

Lockheed Martin is answering the call to meet the urgent need for an offensive anti-surface warfare (OASuW) capability. The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) combines new technology with proven cruise missile designs to deliver this next-generation capability. Our briefing will show the progress we are making with both surface- and air-launched efforts and how we are offering strike weapon capabilities that enable deep strike in previously-denied battle environments.