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Lockheed Martin Teams With ADSIL-LC to Bring Innovative Corrosion-Prevention Technology to Naval Markets

Lockheed Martin Naval Electronic & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS)-Surface Systems and ADSIL-LC announced an agreement today that gives Lockheed Martin the exclusive right to market, distribute and resell ADSIL's product line of corrosion preventive glass coatings. Lockheed Martin plans to introduce the products to its naval market where salt-water corrosion can be a problem.

ADSIL products permanently adhere to most surfaces with a protective coating of only five microns thick. Unlike other coatings, this bond resists most acids and caustics to prevent penetration by water, acid, dust and other ruinous agents. The coating, which can be applied to almost any product in a wide range of industries, prevents abrasion and degradation.

"Before the arrival of ADSIL coatings, we had to rely on expensive coatings that lacked ADSIL's life span and ease of application, or on time-consuming inspections and cleanings of preventative maintenance," explains Lance Anderson, senior program manager at Lockheed Martin's NE&SS- Surface Systems. "We expect ADSIL's products to render these processes obsolete as we bring this innovative technology to our existing clients and markets. The savings in total ownership costs will be significant and the ability to provide this technology becomes a major discriminator for us in our current and future markets."

ADSIL-LC is private chemical manufacturing firm based in Palm Coast, Florida. Founded in 1998, the company's name stems from the chemical process called anchored dendridic silicate interactive linkages. This process was patented by ADSIL's cofounder, Dr. John Schutt.

NE&SS-Surface Systems is one of five major lines of business comprising the Lockheed Martin NE&SS business segment. NE&SS provides surface ship and submarine weapon systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration services and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. NE&SS is unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The corporation's principal business areas are aeronautics, space, systems integration and technology services.

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