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Lockheed Martin Launches Educational Program for Deep Space Exploration

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Lockheed Martin Launches Educational Program to Prepare America’s Students for Deep Space Exploration!

Washington, DC, April 15, 2016 – Lockheed Martin has launched Generation Beyond, a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers.

“Our children — the elementary, middle and high school students of today — make up a generation that will change our universe forever. This is the generation that will walk on Mars, explore deep space and unlock mysteries that we can’t yet imagine,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “They won’t get there alone. It is our job to prepare, inspire and equip them to build the future – and that’s exactly what Generation Beyond is designed to do.”

Hewson announced Generation Beyond at the opening ceremony of the Lockheed Martin-sponsored USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest—and only—national STEM event.

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The new STEM education program will offer several interactive tools to engage and inspire students and educators:

  • Online Curriculum: The core element is an online curriculum for middle school teachers and students, including lesson plans for teachers, a virtual field trip and activities students can bring home to share with their families. The deep space curriculum will be shared freely with thousands of middle schools across the country, reaching hundreds of thousands of American students.
  • Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus: In addition to the curriculum, Generation Beyond includes a real-life Mars Experience Bus that will travel the country providing student riders with an interactive experience simulating a drive along the red planet’s surface. The Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus is the first immersive virtual reality vehicle ever built and replicates 200 square miles of the Martian surface. The Mars Experience was built with the same software used in today’s most advanced video games.
  • Hello Mars App: Lastly, Lockheed Martin has launched a Hello Mars smartphone app, allowing students to find Mars in the sky, travel there virtually and receive real-time Mars weather reports.

Visit the www.lockheedmartin.com/generationbeyond for online tools and fun.

Long-Term Partnerships

Lockheed Martin has long played a leadership role in both space exploration and STEM education. Partnering with NASA, Lockheed Martin has been involved in every single U.S. Space Mission, including each journey to Mars. And over the past five years, Lockheed Martin has contributed almost $70 million to STEM programs, and maintained strong partnerships with National 4-H Council, Girls Inc., National Geographic, Project Lead the Way, National Science Teachers Association, Girls Who Code and FIRST Robotics.

“Generation Beyond is a perfect example of Lockheed Martin’s ingenuity in using cutting-edge technology and high quality curricula to encourage young people to explore STEM fields in a hands-on way that will stay with them for a lifetime,” Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “4-H and Lockheed Martin are dedicated to creating interactive, experiential programs that ignite passion for STEM topics in young people, then help guide them down a pathway for a fulfilling STEM career. What better way to engage young students than getting them excited about exploring space?”

Learn more at www.lockheedmartin.com/generationbeyond  

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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LM-100J COMMERCIAL FREIGHTER FLYING AT 2018 FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

The aircraft has been cited throughout industry as the perfect platform for specialised requirements such as firefighting, med-evac, aerial spray, and humanitarian relief support.

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The LM-100J will participate in the show’s daily flight display and be on static display.

The LM-100J is a production variant of the C-130J Super Hercules, which is the tactical airlifter of choice for 18 nations to date around the world.

“While the LM-100J is known for its cargo delivery capabilities, the aircraft has been cited throughout industry as the perfect platform for specialised requirements such as firefighting, medevac, aerial spray, and humanitarian relief support,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions programs at Lockheed Martin. “Farnborough Airshow is the year’s premier aerospace industry event and it offers us an ideal opportunity to showcase the LM-100J’s unmatched versatility and superior performance to the world.”

Joining the LM-100J will be Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter, which is the industry standard for off-shore transportation, search and rescue and VIP/VVIP/head of state transport. The S-92 will be on static display at the Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D8-10).

Additionally, Lockheed Martin leaders and subject matter experts will offer insights and updates on the corporation’s aviation, space and layered defence capabilities through a series of briefings, open to all journalists and members of the media attending the show.

Details about each engagement are below and media contacts are listed at the end of this release. Visit www.lockheedmartin.com/FIA18 for more information about Lockheed Martin’s presence at FIA.

MONDAY, JULY 16

10 a.m.
Delivering, Sustaining and Modernizing the F-35 Lightning II
Farnborough Media Centre, Navigate Room

Join Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager, F-35 Lightning II Program, as he discusses the future of the F-35 program, its progress and positive momentum.

11 a.m.
Lockheed Martin: Reaching New Heights in Commercial Aviation
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

Lockheed Martin has its roots and future in commercial aviation. Tony Frese, vice president of Business Development, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions, and Nathalie Previte, vice president of Business Development, Sikorsky, offer insights and news about the LM-100J commercial freighter and the S-92 and Firehawk helicopter programs.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

9 a.m.
Small Satellites, Big Value
Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D-10), Media Briefing Auditorium

As CubeSats and small satellites become more powerful and versatile, Lockheed Martin executives and teammates will discuss key innovations in small satellite buses, payloads and operations designed to help advance science and economic goals for the UK’s national space endeavours.

10:30 a.m.
News Media Briefing: Next-Generation Robotic Manufacturing with Exechon’s XMini
Ascent Aerospace booth, U.S. Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand 218

An Exechon Enterprises executive will highlight to journalists the capabilities of the XMini robotic manufacturing tool, and the precision, compact size, portability and productivity-boosting automated features that make it an ideal choice for aerospace, defence and automotive manufacturers. An automated XMini will be on display. Exechon Enterprises is a Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant AB joint venture company.

11 a.m.
F-35 Industry Ramps Up: Reducing Costs, Improving Capability and Expanding Capacity
Farnborough Media Centre, Lloyd Room

Leaders from the primary F-35 industry partners — Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney — will discuss actions across development, production and sustainment to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, improve capabilities and meet increasing demand.

1 p.m.
Growing the Global Demand for the F-16
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

This briefing focuses on the continued interest in F-16 across Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and South America with the potential of 400+ new aircraft sales in the next several years. Randy Howard, director of Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Fighter Group, discusses the continued relevancy of the F-16’s capabilities around the world.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

9 a.m.
Global Fleet Readiness: Delivering More Readiness at Less Cost
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

Lockheed Martin leaders will highlight new technologies, strategies and approaches that enhance readiness rates and reduce costs of aircraft sustainment. This roundtable will focus on Lockheed Martin-wide initiatives, as well as specific programs to include the F-35, C-130J/LM-100J, Sikorsky portfolio and Performance-Based Logistics support for conventional and Special Operations Forces.

10 a.m.
UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Sikorsky will speak about S-92 Helicopter Search and Rescue Operations
Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D-10) and the S-92 helicopter static display

The director of Aviation at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and a Sikorsky vice president will discuss the operational capability of the S-92 helicopter. The MCA operates 12 S-92 helicopters for maritime search and rescue within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region. (SAR) Bristow Helicopters currently operates Coastguard S-92 helicopters on behalf of the MCA for this critical life-saving mission, following the award of the 10-year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013. Since April 2015, Coastguard S-92 helicopters have been used in support of 4,500 search and rescue missions.

10 a.m.
LM-100J Media Tour
LM-100J on Flightline

Take a tour of the newest member of the Super Hercules family: the LM-100J. Tours hosted by members of Lockheed Martin’s Flight Operations team. Photography and video encouraged.

11 a.m.
Layered Missile Defense
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

This briefing focuses on Integrated Air & Missile Defense and how Lockheed Martin is pacing the evolving threats. An executive from Lockheed Martin’s Missiles & Fire Control business unit will discuss current and emerging capabilities in Layered Missile Defense. Additionally, executives from Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business unit will discuss ground-based radars and how systems are connecting disparate elements into an integrated system-of-systems view of threats across the globe.

1 p.m.
News Media Briefing: Next-Generation Robotic Manufacturing with Exechon’s XMini
Ascent Aerospace booth, U.S. Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand 218

An Exechon Enterprises executive will highlight to journalists the capabilities of the XMini robotic manufacturing tool, and the precision, compact size, portability and productivity-boosting automated features that make it an ideal choice for aerospace, defence and automotive manufacturers. An automated XMini will be on display. Exechon Enterprises is a Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant AB joint venture company.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11 a.m.
News Media Briefing: Next-Generation Robotic Manufacturing with Exechon’s XMini
Ascent Aerospace booth, U.S. Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand 218

An Exechon Enterprises executive will highlight to journalists the capabilities of the XMini robotic manufacturing tool, and the precision, compact size, portability and productivity-boosting automated features that make it an ideal choice for aerospace, defence and automotive manufacturers. An automated XMini will be on display. Exechon Enterprises is a Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant AB joint venture company.

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Future Frigate capability described by Chief of Navy

SEA 5000 Phase 1 Announcement

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, describes the capability of the Future Frigate to members of Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane’s, ship’s company at Osborne in South Australia.

On 29 June 2018, BAE Systems Australia were announced as the successful bid to design the Global Combat Ship – Australia Hunter Class frigates, to be built by ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, South Australia.

SEA 5000 Phase 1 Future Frigate Program will deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates,the Hunter class.

The Hunter class enter service in the late 2020s replacing the eight Anzac frigates, which have been in service since 1996.

The Hunter class will have the capability to conduct a variety of missions independently, or as part of a task group, with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region.

The frigates will also have the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Incorporating the leading-edge Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar and the US Navy’s Aegis combat management system, with an Australian interface developed by Saab Australia, the Hunter class will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

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Chief of Navy closes Sea Power Conference

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2017 SeaPower conference

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Last week the Royal Australian Navy hosted the biennial Sea Power Conference, with senior naval delegations from around the world descending on Sydney for three days of discussions and Navy-to-Navy engagements.

Run alongside the Pacific 2017 international maritime exposition, Sea Power Conference is Navy’s premier gathering of naval chiefs and this year will explore the broad theme of ‘The Navy and the Nation’, focusing on maritime identity, the significance of maritime economics and use of oceans.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2017 SeaPower conference while onboard the recently commissioned Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Hobart.

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