lockheed martin corp (LMT) Key Developments
Lockheed Martin Opens Facility to Accelerate MUOS Secure Radio Terminal and Government Application Development
Dec 12 14
Lockheed Martin established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS' new capabilities into warfighters' hands faster. Developed by Lockheed Martin, MUOS operates like a satellite-based, smart-phone cell network, vastly improving current secure mobile, tactical communications for warfighters on the move. Once MUOS is fully operational, secure terminal users, connected through the system's Internet Protocol-based technology, will be able to transmit and receive clear voice calls and data from almost anywhere in the world. To assist other industry providers in testing, developing and certifying MUOS radio terminals and government applications more quickly, on Nov. 25, the company opened the $6.5 million Test Radio Access Facility at its Sunnyvale, California campus. More than 55,000 currently fielded terminals can be upgraded to the MUOS Wideband Code Division Multiple Access waveform. Lockheed Martin's new 3,400 square foot TRAF expands on the testing capability the company previously offered to outside vendors developing terminals. Developers can test and validate new software, hardware and applications, under a variety of operational environments, using TRAF's ground segment testbed and satellite simulator. Private suites allow companies to maintain proprietary and secure areas, as well as facilitate joint development, including interoperating in over the air testing. Developers also can test terminals and applications on the same equipment expected to be used for final certification.
Lockheed Martin Announces Executive Changes
Dec 8 14
Lockheed Martin has appointed Robert Rangel to senior vice president for Washington Operations and a corporate officer effective Jan. 1, 2015. Rangel succeeds Greg Dahlberg, 63, who has been named senior vice president for Strategic Enterprise Initiatives and will retire in August 2015. In his new role, Rangel will be responsible for leading the corporation's engagements with Congress, the Department of Defense and all other federal government offices and agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. He will also be responsible for managing all state and local government relationships and he will chair the Lockheed Martin Employee Political Action Committee. Rangel is currently vice president of Lockheed Martin Programs and Global Security Policy, where he is responsible for managing the Corporation's relationships with the Department of Defense and several key U.S. federal agencies. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2011, Rangel served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Lockheed Martin Opens New Collaboration Center for Innovation and Security Solutions in UAE
Dec 8 14
Lockheed Martin announced the opening of a new collaboration center in Masdar City, to explore innovation, advance security and help to achieve the UAE's vision of building a strong resilient economy. The Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) is outside the United States. Located in the Incubator Building at Masdar City 'Abu Dhabi's low carbon, sustainable urban development' the Center is a reconfigurable, multi-purpose facility.
Lockheed Martin Wins $250 Million Contract from Poland Air Force
Dec 5 14
Lockheed Martin Corporation has won a $250 million contract to supply Poland's air force with JASSM long-range air-to-surface missiles. The contract signing is scheduled for Dec. 11, 2014.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Appoints Bridget Lauderdale as Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development and A Corporate Officer, Effective January 1, 2015
Dec 1 14
Lockheed Martin has appointed Bridget Lauderdale, 48, to senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Business Development and a corporate officer effective January 1, 2015. In her new role, Lauderdale will be responsible for enterprise business strategies and new business capture, and she will lead the Lockheed Martin business development organization with offices in 25 countries and 25 U.S. customer locations. Lauderdale is currently the vice president and general manager of Aeronautics Operations, where she is responsible for engineering, production operations, supply chain management, information systems & technology, quality & mission success and sustainment. During her 25 years with Lockheed Martin, Lauderdale has held a number of leadership roles of increasing responsibility within Aeronautics.