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MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY – December 17, 2008 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded Parvus a $700,000 contract to develop, test and supply a pre-production ruggedized version of the Cisco Aironet wireless access point for Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s lead ship of next-generation destroyers.
Under the contract, Parvus will repackage Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) Cisco Aironet technology to meet unique harsh environmental and electromagnetic interference/ electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) conditions onboard the destroyer to provide secure Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) network connectivity for the crew. Parvus will qualify the equipment to MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E and other military standards, as specified by the Navy, to ensure reliability under various adverse conditions.
Parvus was selected by Lockheed Martin for its experience in developing rugged computing solutions for the U.S. military, including ruggedized versions of Cisco networking products.
DDG 1000 will operate as part of a joint maritime fleet, assisting Marine strike forces ashore. DDG 1000’s design, unmatched stealth and precision volume strike make this ship an important asset to the U.S. warfighter. Lockheed Martin is a subcontractor to Raytheon for key components of the Zumwalt command and control systems, volume search radar antenna and other elements of the combat system.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs more than 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 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.
Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military and transportation applications. Parvus’ tactical mission processors, network routers and LAN switch products provide enhanced command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground mobile, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.