Lockheed Martin wins $383 million U.S. Army contract to ensure Persistent Threat Detection Systems provide consistent, reliable surveillance for warfighters

BETHESDA, Md., 19 Oct. 2011. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) won a $383 million contract from the U.S. Army to maintain, operate, and sustain Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS).  PTDS, an aerostat-based system equipped with various sensors, provides day and night, 360-degree detection, surveillance, monitoring, and force protection.

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BETHESDA, Md., 19 Oct. 2011. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) won a $383 million contract from the U.S. Army to maintain, operate, and sustain Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS). PTDS, an aerostat-based system equipped with various sensors, provides day and night, 360-degree detection, surveillance, monitoring, and force protection.

"The availability of timely intelligence is vital to protecting deployed personnel and high-value assets," says Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems with Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense.

The Army's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, Project Manager for Robotic and Unmanned Sensors, based at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., handles program and acquisition management.

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