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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Lockheed Martin Completes Major Milestone on Terrestrial Component of Space-Based Missile Warning System

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SBIRS, with its highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors, will provide the nation with improved capabilities to detect and accurately characterize emerging missile threats. Lockheed Martin is currently undercontract to provide two HEO payloads and two GEO satellites, as well as ground-based assets to receive and process the infrared data. The Lockheed Martin team has delivered both HEO payloads. The first GEO satellite launch is scheduled for fiscal year 2008.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technolog ysystems, products and services. The corporation reported 2005 sales of $37.2billion.

NOTE TO EDITORS: for low- and high-resolution JPEG image files of SBIRS,please visit our SBIRS web page at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/sbirs/

SOURCE Lockheed Martin


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