Lockheed Martin UK Wins Ministry of Defence Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence Project

FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE, 30 January, 2012 – The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin UK Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) and its industry team, Team SOCRATES, a contract to deliver the Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence (FDG) Project – part of the overall PICASSO programme.

Team SOCRATES consists of UK companies, including small and medium enterprises, with Lockheed Martin UK IS&GS, as prime, Actica Consulting Ltd, KNK, Marshall Specialist Vehicles, Polaris Consulting Ltd, Safety Assurance Services and SciSYS.

FDG will deliver a data centric, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) management, discovery, dissemination and exploitation capability that addresses the deployable requirements of the Intelligence Collection Group (ICG), including the provision of mobile and manoeuvrable working environments at the tactical level.

"We are delighted that the MoD has selected us to lead this critical GEOINT programme," said Andy Hannam Director CGI of LMUK IS&GS. "It cements our position as a leading provider of geospatial intelligence services and solutions."

A spokesperson for the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) IMaGE Delivery Team commented: "Future Deployable GEOINT (FDG) is a vital project that will provide the MOD with improved and enhanced tactical GEOINT capabilities. It is very good news that we are now on contract, and we look forward to it being delivered in 2013."

Lockheed Martin UK, part of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration, working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin UK works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1,500 people at sites across the UK.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.