Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) picked up a $66 million contract to provide the C4ISR system for the United States Coast Guard’s fourth National Security Cutter.
According to the firm, “the C4ISR system will provide the 418-foot NSC 4 with comprehensive, real-time situational awareness, commonality and interoperability with other government agencies and organizations. Lockheed Martin developed and provided the C4ISR system for the first three cutters – the USCGC Bertholf and USCGC Waesche, currently in service, and the recently christened Stratton, scheduled for delivery later this year.”
“The NSC C4ISR system gives the Coast Guard greater capability to conduct its many missions, ” said Dan Schultz, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Ship and Aviation Systems. “It enables the NSC to more precisely locate suspected drug-smuggling boats, rescue distressed sailors faster and improve operational communications with other government agencies. The system’s command and control capability enhances the Coast Guard’s ability to coordinate relief efforts after hurricanes and other natural disasters.”