During its Paris Air Show press briefings, Lockheed Martin will highlight the importance of international partnerships in winning and executing global programs for global defense and civil government markets. Briefings will take place at the Lockheed Martin press center adjacent to the company's business chalet at location A-399 unless otherwise designated below. Following is the schedule of briefings.
Monday, June 13 * 10:00 a.m. -- "Trade and the Defense Industrial Base" -- Bob Trice, Senior Vice President-Corporate Business Development Lockheed Martin's perspective on major global economic and political trends that relate to international defense industrial partnerships. * 11:00 a.m. -- "Aeronautics: Meeting Global Challenges in a Transforming Industry" -- Ralph Heath, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corp., and President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. The head of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will review transformations in the industry and newly emerged customer requirements, describing the relevancy and strength of the company's fighter and air mobility programs in this global defense environment. He also will address UAVs and challenges facing the military aeronautics industry. * 12:00 p.m. -- "The Shift is On: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Takes Shape, Moves Toward Production" -- Brig. Gen. Charles Davis, USAF, Deputy, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office -- Tom Burbage, Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 JSF Program Integration F-35 JSF leadership will outline the fast-moving dynamics of a vast international program that has come to grips with complex technical and political challenges, skillfully and affordably balancing design, development and early production of the world's only stealth strike fighter. * 1:00 p.m. -- "C-130J: An Operator's Story -- Awesome Performance Outpacing Legacy Aircraft" -- Squadron Leader Don Mackintosh, Royal Air Force -- Ross Reynolds, Vice President, Air Mobility Programs The briefing will showcase the special-mission capabilities and unsurpassed performance of the aircraft, which is silencing critics and redefining the world's solution to airlift. An RAF Squadron Commander will provide a first-hand account of the operational performance of the C-130J Super Hercules in the current theaters of operation. * 2:00 p.m. -- "Proven, Layered Missile Defense Solutions: Program Updates on the PAC-3 Missile, THAAD and MEADS" -- Dennis Cavin, Vice President, International Air and Missile Defense Business Development Highlights of Lockheed Martin's overall missile defense capabilities and the latest updates for three terminal-phase missile defense programs. * 3:00 p.m. -- "Enhancing Precision Strike: Arrowhead, Sniper and JSF Targeting Systems" -- Joe Garland, Director, International Business Development The world's premier targeting systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft enable today's warfighters to strike with precision from longer stand-off ranges. Tuesday, June 14 * 10:00 a.m. -- "Game-Changing Unmanned Systems: A Skunk Works(R) Perspective" -- Frank Cappuccio, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works(R) A rare opportunity to hear from the Skunk Works(R) and learn about radical new ideas and concepts in work... UAVs that change shape in flight... sea-based UAVs... global strike platforms... concepts that integrate seamlessly into the emerging battlespace... all this from an organization that has changed the future, and is doing so again. * 11:00 a.m. -- "F/A-22 Raptor: Leading Edge of Global Strike... The Unmatched Advantage" -- Larry Lawson, Executive Vice President and F/A-22 Program General Manager The latest news on this revolutionary fighter, which will have significant impact and unmatched advantage for the next four decades. * 12:00 p.m. -- "Space Systems: Ready for the Next Generation." -- G. Thomas Marsh, Executive Vice President, Space Systems Co. -- Mark Albrecht, President, International Launch Services -- Ted Gavrilis, President, Commercial Space Systems Leaders of Space Systems will address the challenges confronting military, civil and commercial space customers and how the company is leveraging legacy, innovation and partnerships to meet critical needs and gain competitive advantage. * 1:00 p.m. -- "F-16: The Attraction Continues -- What's Next for the World's Foremost Fighter" -- June Shrewsbury, Vice President and Program General Manager Revolutionary, evolutionary, the F-16 continues as the most advanced international multirole fighter used by the world's air forces. The Block 50/52+ continues to attract customers from around the globe -- and the Block 60 F-16E/F now represents the highest state-of-the-art, the most advanced multirole fighter available. Both highly capable and affordable, many customers will receive their first aircraft this year while modification programs continue with F-16 users. What capabilities make this the world's most sought after fighter and what's next? * 2:00 p.m. -- "AT-63 Pampa Update" -- Alberto Buthet, President, Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina, S.A. An update of Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina's AT-63 Pampa program, which is nearing the initial flight of the first upgraded aircraft. * 3:00 p.m. -- "T-50 Golden Eagle: Unmatched Fighter Trainer Soars Toward 1st Delivery" -- Dr. Alex Jun, Director, T-50 International, Korea Aerospace Industries -- Robie Notestine, Director, T-50 Business Development As the world's only high-performance, supersonic trainer in production scheduled for delivery this year, leadership will share their insights into this program, and why nations and air forces around the world are paying close attention to the T-50 Golden Eagle. Wednesday, June 15 * 11:00 a.m. -- "USAF Personnel Recovery Vehicle"(This briefing will take place at the EH 101 helicopter static display on the air show flight line.) -- Wing Commander Andrew Turner, Royal Air Force -- Stephen Moss, President, AgustaWestland -- Steve Ramsey, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Helicopter Systems Recent RAF Merlin Mk3 flight operations in Iraq will be discussed. Following a Team US101 briefing, the worldwide EH101 fleet operations will be discussed and the upcoming U.S. Air Force Personnel Recovery Vehicle (PRV) requirement will be briefed. * 11:30 a.m. -- "F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Photo Op: Nine Countries Shaping the Future" (This photo op will take place at the Finmeccanica stand in Hall 2A) -- National defense leaders from the nine JSF country partners -- Brig. Gen. Charles Davis, USAF, Deputy, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office -- Tom Burbage, Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 JSF Program Integration -- Industry team leaders As the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter moves through production in the U.S., national defense leaders from the nine JSF country partners -- National Armament Directors from the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway will join U.S. program leaders and global industry teammates in "assembling" a 1/10th scale model of the F- 35 aircraft in a unique photo opportunity that highlights the global nature of the program and the scope of its partnerships. * 12:00 p.m. -- "Horizontal Integration: The Key to the Emerging Net- Enabled World" -- Jerry Lindstrom, Vice President, Business Development -- Frank B. "Ted" Campbell, Vice President and Managing Director, C3 & Information Operations -- David A. Kier, Vice President and Managing Director, Protection -- Paul C. Bavitz, Vice President and Managing Director, Force Application -- Frank Cappuccio, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works(R) Via satellite from Lockheed Martin's new Center for Innovation, we review our industry-leading efforts to bring the net to warfare to support joint and coalition operations. * 1:00 p.m. -- "Missile Defense: Countering an Asymmetric Threat" -- David A. Kier, Vice President and Managing Director, Protection An important focus of Lockheed Martin's homeland defense work that centers on countering asymmetric missile threats -- a concern for both Europe and the U.S. Thursday, June 16 * 10:00 a.m. -- "Media Tour of the C-130J -- Tour the Aircraft Changing the Face of Global Tactical Airlift." -- C-130J USAF Crew, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi (This tour will take place on the C-130J aircraft in the U.S. Corral) The C-130J Super Hercules, during combat operations in Southwest Asia, has shown that its superior range, payload and speed are transforming transportation planning in the region. Each C-130J can do the work of two older-model Hercules and each sortie, for example, gets 40 trucks off Iraq's dangerous highways. Meet the crew from Keesler Air Force Base and hear first-hand about the revolutionary C-130J.
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.
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