Lockheed Martin Launch Range Modernization Ahead of Schedule
Western Range Flight Safety Hardware Installed at Vandenberg AFB

Lockheed Martin's Range Standardization and Automation Phase IIA (RSA IIA) program office successfully completed early installation of components that will help improve launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.

Installed thirty days earlier than required, this highly automated, PC- based product suite facilitates flight operations on Vandenberg's Western Range permitting launch team members to improve launch flight safety operations management as well as perform post-flight analysis of launch and range operations.

Ralph Tourino, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Support and Ground Systems, said, "Lockheed Martin performance has been stellar on RSA IIA. Air Force Space Command is intent on improving the Western Range Operational Control Center (WROCC) through automation and modernization of equipment. One month ahead of schedule, we installed workstations, servers, consoles and infrastructure supporting Flight Operations and Analysis in the WROCC at Vandenberg Air Force Base."

Tourino said software delivery is scheduled for later this year.

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 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

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