Lockheed Martin receives pair of Army contracts (al.com)
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) Missile and Fire Control in Orlando, Fla. was awarded an $8 million contract from the Army for the procurement of Affordable Phased Array Sensor Systems for air and ground based systems across multiple frequencies. Performance location has yet to be determined. The contract was awarded by Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal. Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) is also one of five contractors sharing in a $48 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed multiple-award task order contract.
Lockheed Martin food drive benefits the Food Bank of Central New York (CNYcentral.com)
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) and the Food Bank of Central New York are working together, creating a M.E.N.U for the hungry living in our community. As part of its Mission to Engage Nourish and Unite Central New York, Lockheed employees collected 1,400 donations of non-perishable food items this month. They loaded a truck with the donations and presented the Food Bank of CNY with a check for $12,000 on Monday morning. Kathleen Stress, Chief Operating Officer for the Food Bank of CNY, says that money is enough to fuel 27,000 meals to feed the hungry in Central New York.
Exclusive: U.S. Air Force to move forward target date for F-35 use (GlobalPost)
The U.S. Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said on Monday. The Air Force’s decision to accelerate its introduction with a slightly less capable version of the F-35 software package means the planes will carry fewer weapons at first, although the software will later be upgraded to the final version, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Lockheed Awarded Aegis Funds (Signal Magazine)
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $24,071,521 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for Aegis Combat System engineering agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Team Delivers Major New Crime-Solving Capabilities Via FBI’s Next Generation Identification System (ThomasNet Industrial News Room)
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) Increment 3 was deployed on May 5, 2013, providing significant improvement in latent fingerprint search accuracy and a new nationwide palm print identification system to help solve cold cases and improve crime-solving capabilities. These new resources are among the latest upgrades delivered by a Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)-led team for the FBI’s NGI system. The improvements are the largest so far in a series of phased upgrades to the FBI’s biometric identification services, providing powerful new and enhanced biometric capabilities for more than 18,000 local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country.