Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Gyrocam Sensor Maritime Capability With U.S. Navy

Mon Apr 1, 2013 11:00am EDT

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ORLANDO, Fla.,  April 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
recently completed a series of successful demonstrations of its Gyrocam 15-inch
Dual Sensor and 15-inch Triple Sensor in a realistic military maritime

The demonstration was conducted as part of a cooperative research and
development effort with the Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program. That
program was established to help accelerate the delivery of innovative maritime
technologies across all armed services.

During the demonstration in  Virginia Beach, Va., U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat
Command (NECC) sailors used the 15-inch gyro-stabilized optical sensors in both
day and night exercises. After successfully tracking items of interest and
acquiring on-the-move, high-resolution electro-optical and thermal video,
end-users provided immediate feedback on the technology.

"Lockheed Martin's 15-inch Gyrocam sensors provided NECC sailors with an
elevated, unobstructed, 360-degree surveillance advantage," said  Dave Huber,
senior program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Our
Gyrocam sensors can detect and track items of interest beyond line of sight,
giving sailors the critical time needed to deploy proper defensive measures."

Gyrocam maritime sensor systems support long-range search-and-rescue,
counter-terrorism, drug interdiction, patrol and surveillance operations.
Lockheed Martin has extensive experience mounting gyro-stabilized optical sensor
systems on maritime craft, ranging from patrol boats to naval frigates. Gyrocam
maritime sensor systems have the capability to see through fog, haze and
complete darkness.

Lockheed Martin's Gyrocam sensor systems are designed for rapid deployment and
have been delivered to all branches of the U.S. military and 22 state, local and
federal law enforcement agencies. More than 1,100 Gyrocam sensor systems have
been fielded on U.S. Army and Marine Corps vehicles for combat operations in 
Iraq  and  Afghanistan. Additionally, Gyrocam systems maintain a 95 percent
operational readiness rate over millions of hours of use.  

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S.
Department of Commerce's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance
excellence. The  Malcolm Baldrige  Award represents the highest honor that can
be awarded to American companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic
planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis, workforce excellence,
operations and results.

Headquartered in  Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally
engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.  The
Corporation's net sales for 2012 were  $47.2 billion.

For additional information, visit our website:http://www.lockheedmartin.com

SOURCE  Lockheed Martin

Leighan Burrell, +1-407-356-5288, leighan.burrell@lmco.com

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