Lockheed Martin Radar, MILSATCOM Programs Receive DoD Awards For Systems Engineering Excellence

   Lockheed Martin Radar, MILSATCOM Programs Receive DoD Awards For Systems
                            Engineering Excellence

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won
two of five awards given annually by the Department of Defense and the
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for excellence in systems
engineering. The awards, presented at the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
in San Diego, are assessed on 2011 performance and recognize effective
implementation of systems engineering best practices to achieve program
success.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Syracuse, NY, and Lockheed Martin
Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., each received the NDIA's Top 5 DoD Program
Award for 2012. The U.S. Army and U.S Air Force were co-recipients for each
program respectively.

Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Sensors business and the U.S. Army's
Project Manager, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target
Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA), were recognized for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) Counterfire
Target Acquisition Radar. The Q-53 radar system – formerly designated EQ-36
during its development – detects, classifies and tracks mortars, rockets and
artillery as well as locating their source, in either 360- or 90-degree modes,
to provide soldiers with enhanced protection. In response to urgent combat
needs, the Army began deploying this system to Iraq and Afghanistan in fall of
2010. To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered 29 of the 65 Q-53 radars ordered
by the Army.

"The first Q-53 radar system was in combat providing enhanced protection for
our soldiers just 45 months after we won the Army's competitive development
contract – that's a real testament to our employees' dedication and our
Systems Engineering know how," said Lee Flake, Lockheed Martin's program
director for counterfire target acquisition radar systems. "Systems
engineering is a core competency of our company and we are proud to be
recognized for our commitment to excellence."

Lockheed Martin Space Systems and the Military Satellite Communications
Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center,
Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., won for the Advanced Extremely High
Frequency (AEHF) program. AEHF provides vastly improved global, survivable,
highly secure, protected communications for tactical warfighters operating on
ground, sea and air platforms. In addition to its tactical mission, AEHF
provides the critical survivable, protected, and endurable communications
links to national leaders including presidential conferencing in all levels of
conflict.

After an innovative orbit-raising plan, the first AEHF satellite reached its
orbit on Oct 24, 2011. The second satellite reached orbit on August 10, 2012.
Lockheed Martin is currently under contract to deliver four AEHF satellites
and the program has begun advanced procurement of long-lead components for the
fifth and sixth AEHF satellites.

"Enabled by a first class engineering team, the first and second AEHF
satellites are safely on orbit, performing exceptionally and delivering
unprecedented new communications capabilities for our armed forces," said Mark
Calassa, Lockheed Martin's vice president and AEHF program manager. "Systems
engineering is at the heart of our advanced technology systems, and we are
honored to be recognized for this prestigious award."

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 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 net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

Note to Editors:

Q-53 images are available for download at
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/tpq53.html
AEHF images are available for download at www.lockheedmartin.com/aehf

AEHF Media Contact:
Dani Hauf
303-564-3151
danielle.m.hauf@lmco.com 

Q-53 Media Contact:
Chip Eschenfelder
315-427-5720
chip.eschenfelder@lmco.com



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