Wed, Jan 12, 2005
Contract valued As High As $330 Million Over 10 Years
Lockheed Martin says its team was
selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to compete in the next phase
of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS). The
AWIPS contract award is expected in July 2005 and will be worth an
estimated $330 million over a 10-year period.
Lockheed Martin is teamed with Honeywell Technical Solutions
Inc. and other subcontractors.
AWIPS is an integrated system that collects observation, sensor,
and model data input from radar systems, weather satellites and
other modeling systems. This meteorological data is processed into
weather products and disseminated for weather forecasting, tracking
and reporting. Integrated graphic displays and interactive software
provide meteorologists with timely, accurate weather-related
"We are extremely pleased to have
been selected by NOAA and NWS to participate in this next
competitive phase," said John Mengucci, Lockheed Martin vice
president and general manager for Department of Defense Systems
within the Integrated Systems & Solutions business area.
"Lockheed Martin has made great strides in developing
industry-leading weather and navigational technology and systems.
We look forward to working with the NWS to develop a winning
solution that meets the AWIPS mission and program objectives."
In early December, the Lockheed Martin team met with government
officials to discuss their mission, strategic goals, and
objectives, as well as gain insight into the current AWIPS system.
The team also anticipates being able to identify specific technical
and functional requirements that will support a workable AWIPS
solution under a mission-focused partnership with NOAA/NWS.
Lockheed Martin has more than 30 years of experience in
developing and integrating large, complex software
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