Lockheed Martin selected for Air Force NETCENTS task-order contract

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 10, 2004 -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) -led team has been selected to share in task orders potentially valued at $9 billion under the U.S. Air Force's Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program.

The five-year NETCENTS program will provide the infrastructure information technology products, solutions and services that will enable net-centric operations. It will be the contracting vehicle for the Air Force's net- centric warfare programs.

"Our team is committed to 'Mission Success' for our Air Force customers. They need information dominance to meet the demands for rapid mobility, global reach and power, and our team is uniquely positioned to deliver the systems, tools and best processes to achieve this," said Pete Rogers, Lockheed Martin's vice president for Combat Support Systems.

Lockheed Martin's team includes industry leaders and experts skilled to address the diverse NETCENTS program requirements, which involve telephony, networking, communications, IT infrastructure and security technologies, and field engineering disciplines. Major teammates include: Lucent Technologies; IBM Global Services; Fluor Corp.; SBC Communications; Qwest Communications; Sprint Government Systems; Avaya, Inc.; NextiraOne, LLC.; World Wide Technology, Inc., and Abacus Technology Corp.

NETCENTS will be used throughout the Air Force to deliver state-of-the-art technology and solutions to support new communications security initiatives and existing DoD global support and communications programs.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.

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