Lockheed Martin Seeks Technology Collaborations
August 13, 2007

Lockheed Martin Seeks Technology Collaborations

  • Collaboration opportunities with Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Systems & Sensors Division
  • For Canadian advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting technologies aligned with Lockheed Martin’s MS2 Divisions technology focus
  • Respond by: Sept 25, 2007

Contact:

CATAAlliance
Phone: (613) 236-6550
Email: info@cata.ca

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Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in doing business with Lockheed Martin by email to Muriel Debroy

Ottawa, August 14, 2007 ... Lockheed Martin (specifically its Maritime Systems & Sensors (LM MS2) Division), wishes to conduct a search for innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities that are a strategic match with its business needs.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD., Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] 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.

Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems & Sensors (LM MS2), a Lockheed Martin business segment, headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, is a part of Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems sector. MS2 was formerly known as NESS (Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems).

Current major products of MS2 include the Aegis combat system, the Mk41 Vertical Launching System, the Desert Hawk UAV, the AN/UYQ-70 display system, the AN/UYK-43 and AN/UYK-44 computers, AN/SPY-1 naval radar systems, P-3 Orion mission systems, and tactical avionics for the F-35 Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Products in development include the Integrated Deepwater System Program (in partnership with Northrop Grumman) and the Littoral Combat Ship.

Additional information on the company is available at http://www.lockheedmartin.com

Technology Focus List:

LM MSC’s overall goal is to identify global technology partnerships or new solutions that contribute to the success of its seven lines of business: Coast Guard Systems, Defense & Surveillance Systems, Littoral Ships & Systems, Radar Systems, Surface & SBMD (Sea-based Missile Defense) Systems, Tactical Systems, and Undersea & Security Systems.

In an effort to focus in on a smaller set of technologies and companies, their evaluation team has compiled the following list of technologies where they have current needs:

  • Ship self-defense systems
  • Non real-time command and control software
  • Mobile communication systems (communications on the move)
  • Command and control software and systems to support small, mobile platforms maritime and ground based platforms
  • Maritime sensors (3D and 2D)
  • Advanced small displays for boats, ground vehicles, amphibious vehicles
  • Innovative maritime gun solutions

Qualification of Interests and Next Steps

  • Review LM MSC’s Technology Focus List (see above) and determine your organization's area of interest
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the LM MSC’s evaluation team
  • Ensure your corporation is Controlled Goods Certified or be willing to become controlled Goods Certified before entering into business arrangements with LM MSC’s
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. Your organization will then be provided with a simple template for completion
  • Confirm your CATA membership status. Processing fees may apply

All expressions of interest must be submitted by September 25h, 2007, 17:00 EST by email to Muriel Debroy

Future Focus Technologies and Platforms

  • LM MSC’s will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.
  • LM MSC’s will coordinate internally to make sure that each selected Canadian company would be able to meet with the appropriate Director. Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to determine the appropriate vehicle for collaboration.
  • MS2 executives are planning to attend the DEFSEC conference in Halifax in September as a possible meeting venue. The Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada, in Philadelphia has also expressed an interest in hosting a mission of interested Canadian companies to visit MS2 facilities.

++ Action Item:

Companies wishing to conduct partnership searches similar to LM MSC’s should contact CATA President John Reid at 613-236-6550 ext 224.

CATAAlliance is undertaking this initiative with the support of its partner, the Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Philadelphia.