CoRE Joint Venture Submits Proposal To Support Launch Range Consolidation For
U.S. Air Force Space Command
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 5, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Providing comprehensive
support to consolidate the U.S. Air Force Space Command's launch ranges is the
goal of an alliance that includes InDyne, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and URS
Corporation (NYSE: URS). These companies, which comprise the Consolidated
Range Enterprise (CoRE) joint venture, have submitted a proposal for the
Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract, or LISC. The
multi-billion-dollar LISC program consolidates the Air Force's maintenance and
sustainment services of its Eastern and Western launch ranges under a single
"These are exciting times for the Air Force," said General Lance Lord (USAF
Retired), President of the CoRE joint venture. "The LISC contract will achieve
a decades-long dream of standardizing Air Force launch operations on the two
coasts to achieve significant cost savings through consolidation and
efficiencies - all while ensuring Eastern and Western Range mission success.
CoRE looks forward to working with our Air Force partners to achieve this
vision for range transformation while meeting their vital national mission of
assured access to space."
LISC merges three separate contracts at the Air Force's two main launch
ranges, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fl., and Vandenberg Air Force Base,
Calif., into a single range support contract to improve efficiency and
effectiveness. These launch and test ranges provide the capability to deploy
satellites on expendable launch vehicles, serve as launch facilities for
intercontinental ballistic missile and submarine-launched ballistic missile
test and verification, and provide range instrumentation for test and
evaluation of airborne platforms. LISC will also support return to flight for
any future manned launches from the Eastern Range.
"We are proud to be part of the CoRE joint venture and look forward to the
opportunity to further our partnership with Air Force Space Command," said C.
Donald Bishop, President and CEO of InDyne. "As the current incumbent
providing launch services on the Western Range we have a deep appreciation for
our customers' operational needs and what it will take to achieve their vision
of improved efficiency and lower operational costs while ensuring total
"Reducing the cost of range operations takes a knowledgeable team that
understands the mission-critical nature of the ranges," said Robert Smith,
Vice President of Space & Cyber for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and
Global Solutions. "Collectively, the combined strengths of CoRE Services offer
the depth of experience to provide the Air Force Space Command with a highly
reliable solution that increases range availability, reduces sustainment costs
and keeps the ranges operational today and in the future."
"Success under LISC requires a partner the Air Force Space Command can trust
to focus on the goals and objectives of multiple customers and range users,"
said John Vollmer, Executive Vice President for URS Federal Services. "This
will require a proactive, balanced approach to daily operations, mission
planning, and sustainment of range systems. We've successfully achieved that
balance through the creation of the CoRE Joint Venture. I am excited about the
CoRE team and the future of the critical capabilities to be provided through
the Eastern and Western Ranges."
Headquartered in Reston, VA, InDyne was founded in 1984 as a technical
services company and has evolved into a provider of highly complex test and
evaluation, engineering, information technology, and operations and
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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 2012 were $47.2 billion.
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and
technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the
world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design
and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction
and construction management; operations and maintenance; information
technology; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services
for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and
programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 50,000
employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries (www.urs.com).
For more information on the CoRE joint venture visit: CoRE Alliance
SOURCE Lockheed Martin
Contact: Lockheed Martin, Suzanne Smith, 303-932-5230,
email@example.com; or InDyne, Clint Waltman, 719-330-7130,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or URS Corporation, Judith Lillard, 212- 736-4444,
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