Lockheed Martin Wins $28 Million FAA Contract to Upgrade Logistics Software System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 05/04/2010 -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a five-year, $28-million contract to design and integrate a supply chain software platform that supports operations to maintain, repair and track equipment used throughout the nation's National Airspace System (NAS).

Called the Logistics Center Support System (LCSS), the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution will optimize the visibility, maintenance, inventory and delivery of more than 100,000 pieces of equipment such as radar systems, lighting and communications relay stations used by the NAS throughout its 41,000 facilities. The Lockheed Martin team includes ABeam Consulting, IFS, Principal Technologies and Xyant Technology.

"We're honored to provide an advanced solution to the FAA that helps to maintain the reliability of critical parts and equipment in our nation's airspace system," said Jim Trettel, director of Lockheed Martin's Unified Logistics Solutions. "At the same time, the Logistics Center Support System is designed to streamline, modernize and improve the efficiency of the FAA's maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations."

LCSS is a sophisticated, enterprise-wide logistics information suite that integrates data from 14 legacy systems to optimize asset management, demand planning, resource scheduling, supply network, inventory control and processes. The Lockheed Martin team will provide business process reengineering (BPR), software configuration and test, and comprehensive training and change management services.

The LCSS solution replaces the FAA's existing Logistics and Inventory System in use at the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (FAALC), a distribution, warehousing and repair facility based at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. The Logistics Center serves a number of field locations and supports supply requirements for the nation's 19,000 airports, 600 air traffic control facilities and 5,800 technicians that operate and maintain services.

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 reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.