Lockheed Martin UK-Led Warrior Transformation Team Submits Warrior CSP Proposal
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, November 18, 2009: Lockheed Martin UK, and its team partners on the Warrior Transformation Team, has submitted a proposal for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).
The WCSP programme will update the current Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle to meet the British Army’s current and future requirements. WCSP has three main elements: Warrior Fightability Lethality Improvement Programme (WFLIP) – a new cannon to give more firepower; Warrior Modular Protection System (WMPS) – new armour for better protection; Warrior Enhanced Electronic Architecture (WEEA) – incorporation of an Electronic Architecture and improvement to the power.
“Lockheed Martin UK is proud to lead the Warrior Transformation Team which we believe will deliver a significantly enhanced capability to our Soldiers and the best value for Defence,” said Alan McCormick, Vice President and Group Managing Director of Lockheed Martin UK – INSYS. “This programme will bring much needed firepower and improved protection to front line troops and the Lockheed Martin UK solution will help to revitalise the UK’s Armoured Fighting Vehicle sector.”
Lockheed Martin UK – INSYS, along with its team partners, has undertaken company-funded research and development work over the past 18 months, leveraging their Tracer integration experience with the CTAI CT40 weapon system and their existing systems engineering, integration and programme management skills to create their WFLIP solution. Their Warrior Transformation team is built on a robust supply chain approach with eleven major UK and two European subcontractors contributing to the overall solution. A decision is expected in the first quarter of 2010.
“Lockheed Martin UK has created a low-risk solution that accelerates operational delivery,” continued McCormick. “The Warrior Transformation Team is focused on putting the Soldier first and ensuring that our troops have the best possible equipment for completing their missions.”
Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. The organisation works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1700 people at sites across the UK.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.