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

Norwegian Frigate with Lockheed Martin's SPY-1F Aegis Combat System Successfully Completes First Missile Firing and Engagement

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The five ships of the Norwegian New Frigate program represent a great example of successful international teamwork and industry partnership, including Navantia shipbuilding in Spain , Kongsberg Defense in Norway and more than a dozen other key suppliers worldwide.

The Aegis Weapon System is the world's premier naval surface defense system. The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy's most advanced computer-controlled radar system. When paired with the MK-41 Vertical Launching System, it is capable of delivering rapid reaction time and simultaneous firepower for every mission and threat environment in navalwarfare.

The Aegis Weapon System is currently deployed on 80 ships around the globe, with more than 25 additional ships planned. In addition to the U.S.Navy and Norway , Aegis is the maritime weapon system of choice for Australia , Japan , South Korea and Spain .

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 technology systems, products and services.

For additional information on Lockheed Martin Corporation, visit:http://www.lockheedmartin.com


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