Friday, August 20, 2010
Lockheed Martin Delivers First Two Upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Command and Control Platforms
19 August 2010 -- OWEGO, NY, -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the first two of 52 upgraded Command and Control variants of the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) to the U.S. Marine Corps. The upgraded platforms were signed over to the customer in an acceptance ceremony on August 10.
The upgraded LAV Command and Control (C2) variant is a mobile command center providing advanced communication capabilities to Marines in the field, improving their battlefield knowledge and situational awareness.
“This highly integrated vehicle incorporates proven technology to give Marines a technically advanced capability that’s also low risk and affordable,” said Steve Ramsey, vice president of Ground Vehicles at Lockheed Martin. “While we are obviously pleased by meeting the first delivery milestone, we’re much more proud of the teamwork we’ve established with our Marine Corps customer. The power of this relationship fuels Lockheed Martin’s focus on mission success.”
The contract to produce 52 upgraded LAV C2 platforms was awarded to Lockheed Martin in December 2009. The legacy LAV C2 platforms are provided to Lockheed Martin by the U.S. Marine Corps. Equipment integrated by Lockheed Martin includes an advanced communications suite, improved automated workstations and command systems. Production is currently planned to be completed over the next two years.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.