Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lockheed Martin Selected to Compete for Support of the U.S. Navy's Common Computing Environment

Lockheed Martin Selected to Compete for Support of the U.S. Navy's Common Computing Environment
June 1, 2010

SAN DIEGO, -Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is one of the companies selected by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to compete for future orders under the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts.

Lockheed Martin will compete for orders within the contract ceiling of $502 million from 2010 through 2017, inclusive of a four year option period.

Under the CALI IDIQ, contractors will sustain Navy computing network systems for the next seven years until the Navy's new Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) program is operational. CALI provides command, control, computing, communication and intelligence support for U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The contract covers the procurement of common computing environment components, integrated logistics support, configuration management, test and evaluation, quality assurance and installation support.

"We have a demonstrated track record of providing the low risk, best value computing and network solutions to SPAWAR, while our experience partnering with small businesses helps us offer the Navy solutions that are flexible and affordable," said John Nikolai, director of Communications and Workstations for Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems. "This allows us to leverage our extensive experience on the Q-70 program, which included the delivery of more than 7,600 ruggedized shipboard computing units to the Navy."

In March 2010, Lockheed Martin was one of two companies awarded a contract for the next phase of the Navy's CANES common computing environment competition. Under terms of the CANES contract, Lockheed Martin will design, develop and deliver a CANES engineering development model consisting of hardware and associated operating systems, virtualization and commercial software needed in a functional network.

For the CALI program, Lockheed Martin has partnered with small businesses in San Diego, including Epsilon Systems, System Technology Institute, and BlueTech, Inc.

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