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Lockheed Martin wins first logistics support contract for Royal Navy's Merlin Helicopter.



PORTSMOUTH, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 6, 1996-- Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.
 ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. , a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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:LMT LMT left mentotransverse (position of fetus). ), has been awarded its first logistics support contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the comprehensive provision of spares and spares repair service for the Royal Navy's Merlin Merlin, in Arthurian legend, magician, seer, and teacher at the court of King Vortigern and later at the court of King Arthur. He was a bard and culture hero in early Celtic folklore. In Arthurian legend he is famous as a magician and as the counselor of King Arthur.  helicopters.

The Merlin Support and Spares Availability Systems (MSSAS) program, valued at more than $450 million, calls for Lockheed Martin to provide the full spectrum of spares support for this new fleet of operational aircraft, the first of which is scheduled to enter service with the Royal Navy for fleet operations in early 1998. Intended to offer a cost-effective solution to the challenge of introducing such a major new system into service, the closed-loop MSSAS approach will provide the right part in the right place at the right time.

Under the MSSAS program, Lockheed Martin, also the prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter program, will integrate and coordinate with the Royal Navy and MoD repair and support facilities. Lockheed Martin will specifically model and forecast spares and repair demands, procure spares and manage warehouse and inventory activities, contractor repairs, transportation and distribution within mainland United Kingdom, as well as introduce support system or component design changes to assure specified performance. As prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will guarantee the availability of Merlin spares at the contractor-operated depot at Royal Naval Air Station A Naval Air Station is an airbase of the United States Navy. Such bases are used to house Naval Aviation squadrons and support commands. List of Functioning US Naval Air Stations
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Brunswick, Maine
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
 Culdrose in Cornwall, England.

Initial stocking of the depot will begin in late 1997, and the full spares and repair service will operate for a period of five years beginning in early 1998. During those five years, the Years, The

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 Merlin operational inventory will build to its full force level and MSSAS will support operations from two principal bases in the United Kingdom, as well as with deployed operations aboard aircraft carriers and frigates.

Lockheed Martin will be supported on the MSSAS program by its Merlin helicopter program team of U.K. and European subcontractors.

Lockheed Martin ASIC provides defense systems integration, training and logistics support for the U.K. Royal Navy's Merlin helicopter.

Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is a highly diversified advanced technology company with annualized annualized

Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared.
 sales of approximately $30 billion. It has more than 190,000 employees worldwide.

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