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Lockheed Martin Submits Final Proposal For Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Targets

  Lockheed Martin Submits Final Proposal For Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 1, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
announced today that it has submitted its final proposal revision for the
Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract. The Lockheed Martin team
delivered its final offer to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Targets
and Countermeasures Program Office in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday, Oct. 31.

The contract will provide Medium-range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) Targets to
support Ballistic Missile Defense System element and system flight tests.
Requirements include development and manufacturing of MRBMs, integrated
logistics support to include inventory storage and maintenance, pre- and
post-mission analysis, launch preparation and execution and engineering

The final proposal revision responds to amendments to the request for
proposals made by the MDA following Lockheed Martin's submission of its
proposal in June. The MDA anticipates contract award in 2012.

"Lockheed Martin is dedicated to developing reliable and affordable
Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets that will meet the Missile Defense
Agency's requirements for tests of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense
System," said John Holly, vice president of Missile Defense Systems and deputy
for Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Company. "Our offer represents the next step in cost-efficient systems
engineering that will maintain the quality required to produce and launch
these next-generation ballistic missiles."   

"The Lockheed Martin team has the full capabilities and competencies needed to
successfully perform the Medium-range Ballistic Missile targets contract,"
said Dr. Patricia Dare, Targets and Countermeasures Program director, Lockheed
Martin Space Systems Company. Lockheed Martin performs Targets and
Countermeasures program management and engineering in Huntsville and
production in Courtland, Ala. The Lockheed Martin-led team for Medium-range
Ballistic Missile targets includes: Cummings Aerospace, Huntsville; Davidson
Technologies Inc., Huntsville; IERUS Technologies Inc., Huntsville; and
Orbital Sciences Corporation, Chandler, Ariz.

To meet the government's requirements, Lockheed Martin will apply more than 15
years of experience as a leading provider of target missiles for missile
defense testing. Lockheed Martin has achieved an unmatched 98-percent success
rate in 43 out of 44 target missions since 1996, including legacy and
next-generation ballistic missile targets. Target reliability contributes to
the overall affordability of a flight test, due to costs associated with the
weapon system and sensors.

Lockheed Martin has implemented innovations in next-generation target
production and operations that focus on cost effectiveness without sacrifices
in reliability. Modular hardware components reduce costs and maximize mission
flexibility. A central production facility streamlines fabrication,
integration, testing, storage and shipment. The ship-and-shoot approach
delivers an integrated target ready to launch, reducing time at the test

Lockheed Martin's proven experience in relevantly representing the
characteristics of real-world threats includes: unitary and separating;
short-, medium- and intermediate-range; and ground-, sea- and air-launched
targets. The next-generation target systems developed by the company
significantly increase threat-relevant capabilities while improving mission

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.

Media Contact: 
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SOURCE Lockheed Martin

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