Lockheed Martin Canada announces team to pursue Halifax Class Modernization Program

    OTTAWA, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Lockheed Martin (NYSE:   LMT) today
announced its intention to pursue the mid-life modernization program of the
Canadian Patrol Frigate (CPF) as prime contractor for the Canadian Navy.
Making the announcement at the annual CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, Lockheed
Martin's team will include SAAB, IBM Canada, xwave and CAE Professional
    The multi-phase Halifax Class Modernization Program (HCM) will provide
upgraded command and control systems, radars, tactical data links, electronic
support measures, and other electronic warfare capabilities. The program also
requires the successful team to maintain the current command and control
systems until all 12 ships have been retrofitted. The program is expected to
be tendered later this year.
    "Through our role as the systems integrator for the CPF, we are
intimately familiar with the ship's concept of operations, its intricacies and
the needs of the Canadian Navy to ensure fleet availability," said Martin
Munro, general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada. "With our team's expertise,
we will bring forward a proven package of systems and sensors that will serve
the Navy in all missions both domestic and abroad."
    Lockheed Martin has been a key supplier to the Canadian Navy for more
than 25 years as the original equipment manufacturer for the combat systems
onboard the CPF. The company continues to provide in-service support,
including software integration and development. Lockheed Martin hosts the
Navy's combat systems integration lab at its facility in Montreal and
maintains teams in Esquimalt, BC, and Halifax, NS, to provide support to the
combat systems and maintenance procedural trainers. For team training,
Lockheed Martin developed the Operations Room Team Trainer (ORTT), providing
the Navy with a synthetic CPF simulator on which entire Operations and Bridge
Room crews can train prior to ship deployment.
    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000
people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology
systems, products and services.
    Saab has a long tradition in naval Command and Control and weapon control
systems and has an international reputation based on the performance provided
in these systems. To date, Saab Systems has produced and delivered over 180
systems to 15 navies worldwide including the Australian and New Zealand ANZAC
Class Frigates.
    IBM Canada, xwave and CAE Professional Services bring made-in-Canada
software applications and in-service support expertise that will address
integrated logistics support, human factors engineering and other applications
critical to the successful delivery of the HCM program.
    A leader in systems integration, software development and the design and
manufacture of advanced electronic systems, Lockheed Martin Canada employs
more than 400 employees at facilities in Kanata (Head office), Montreal,
Halifax, Victoria, Esquimalt, Dartmouth, Valcartier, Petawawa and Wainright.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Barton, (613) 862-6686 (cell) or (613)
599-3270, 3892, Michael.barton@lmco.com

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