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Lockheed Martin Receives $113 Million Contract For U.S. Air Force Helicopter Search And Rescue Training Simulators

 Lockheed Martin Receives $113 Million Contract For U.S. Air Force Helicopter
                    Search And Rescue Training Simulators

PR Newswire

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 29, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
received a $113 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to design, develop,
field and sustain aircrew training devices for HH-60G Pave Hawk search and
rescue helicopters.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver eight HH-60G training
simulators, spares and logistics support to the U.S. Air Force as part of the
Pave Hawk Equivalent Distributive Repeatable Operative Simulators (PEDROS)
trainer program. The simulators will be used to prepare aircrews for the full
spectrum of personnel recovery, including combat search and rescue missions in
multiple environments.

"PEDROS brings a unique deployable training and simulation capability directly
to the aviation warfighter," said Monty Watson, director of aviation programs
at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We are leveraging manufacturing
and logistics support from our Missiles and Fire Control business, as well as
design expertise from our Mission Systems and Training business, to support
the PEDROS training program."

The HH-60G PEDROS simulator will be embedded with aircrew squadrons, giving
them increased access to training and simulation scenarios, improving aircrew
readiness and eliminating the need to travel to training facilities. The
simulator reduces aircraft maintenance costs, saves flight hours and includes
software upgrades and enhancements that increase speed and capability. It is
also re-locatable to support long-term deployments.

"Lockheed Martin has a legacy of delivering mission simulation and training
systems for H-60 aircraft, including U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force special
operations helicopters and Air Force combat rescue helicopters," said Vic
Torla, business development director for training solutions at Lockheed Martin
Mission Systems and Training. "The new HH-60G PEDROS simulators will provide
affordable, on-site training options to keep aircrews certified and aircraft
available for missions."

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 116,000 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.

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SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Contact: Melissa Hilliard, 407-356-5351, melissa.hilliard@lmco.com
 
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