Coast Guard calls for new technologies on Deepwater

ROSSLYN, Va., 8 July 2005. Technology companies have until July 11 to respond to a Coast Guard call for solutions in five areas of the service's Deepwater plan to modernize its aging ships and aircraft.

ROSSLYN, Va., 8 July 2005. Technology companies have until July 11 to respond to a Coast Guard call for solutions in five areas of the service's Deepwater plan to modernize its aging ships and aircraft.

Integrated Coast Guard Systems, LLC (ICGS) today has re-issued a Broad Industry Announcement seeking suppliers who may have new technologies and product capabilities to supply the Integrated Deepwater System Program.

The group is seeking solutions in the following areas:

-- Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
-- Integrated Logistics Support
-- System Engineering and Integration
-- Aviation Solutions, and
-- Surface Solutions (ship system suppliers)

Interested companies are invited to register by 5pm July 11 on the ICGS website. The group will then identify potential suppliers for an invitation to its Industry Day 2005 conference, now planned for September 19 and 20, 2005.

More detailed information and a supplier registration form are available online at: http://www.teamdeepwater.com/.

Under its open business model, ICGS will continuously review new products, services, and solutions, to bring to the Coast Guard best-of-market solutions that provide innovative capabilities to the fleet at a best value cost to the taxpayer. Through its major subcontractors, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, ICGS will engage suppliers that offer products and services to accomplish that goal.

Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) is a critical, multi-year, multi-billion dollar program to modernize and replace the Coast Guard's aging ships and aircraft, and improve command and control and logistics systems. It is the largest recapitalization effort in the history of the Coast Guard. When complete, the interoperable IDS system will include three classes of new cutters and their associated small boats, a new fixed-wing manned aircraft fleet, upgraded helicopters, and both cutter- based and land-based unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). All of these highly capable assets are linked by Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, and are supported by an efficient and progressive integrated logistics system.

Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. ICGS was awarded the Deepwater contract in June, 2002. Headquartered in Rosslyn, Va., core leadership teams are located in Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. For more information, see www.teamdeepwater.com.

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