Lockheed to upgrade Navy workstations

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide logistics and other technical support to the Navy under a six-year contract that could be worth as much as $72 million.

The agreement calls for Lockheed Martin to provide performance-based logistics support for the Navy’s Q-70 Advanced Display System workstations.

The Q-70 family of workstations is the first fully implemented standard combat computer system that uses state-of-the-art open system architecture. The Q-70 can be installed in airborne, surface, and submarine platforms to fulfill multiple combat system tasks, company officials said.

Q-70 systems are widely used by the Navy at sea, on land and in the air, as well as in the naval systems operated by Australia, Germany, Japan, Norway and Spain, the officials said.

Lockheed Martin develops total ship computing infrastructure designs that encompass four key elements -- open system architectures, commercial technology, planned technology refresh and cross-platform commonality.

This contract follows a recently awarded $525.6 million modification to the NAVSEA Advanced Display Systems production contract.

The contract will be managed at Lockheed Martin’s business in Eagan, Minn., and products will be delivered from the company’s Virginia Beach, Va., location.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.