Lockheed Martin issued a broad industry announcement today seeking proposals in connection with the Norwegian New Frigate Offset Program.
Lockheed Martin is under contract to the Spanish Shipbuilder IZAR to supply the Aegis Combat System for the Frigates. The frigate program is ongoing with a well-defined scope with several offset projects directly associated with the frigates.
Lockheed Martin is not seeking suppliers for the frigate program. Its interest is in identifying companies in Norway and companies abroad that either have or are considering partnerships in Norway in industries related to computers and software for communications; command and control; radio, satellite and line communications; electro-optic systems; fire control systems; missile technology; ammunition and military explosives; underwater technology and sonar systems; high-speed naval craft; and space technology.
Lockheed Martin is prepared to offer grants of capital, marketing support, and financial analysis and support to companies who present superior proposals for projects to cooperate with Norwegian industry and are selected by Lockheed Martin to be incorporated into the program.
All proposed projects must conform to the published offset guidelines for Norway. Details of the guidelines and a proposal template are available online at: http://www.norwayfrigatebia.com/.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.