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Lockheed Martin Canada contributes to SIIT

May 25, 2010, Saskatoon – Lockheed Martin Canada is donating C$100,000 and collaborating with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies' (SIIT) Aviation Maintenance and Engineering (AME) program to implement an extensive suite of curriculum materials.


May 25, 2010
By Lockheed Martin Canada

May 25, 2010, Saskatoon – Lockheed Martin Canada is donating C$100,000
and collaborating with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of
Technologies' (SIIT) Aviation Maintenance and Engineering (AME) program
to implement an extensive suite of curriculum materials that will help
faculty and students develop industry-ready skills. The government's
Department of Western Economic Diversification has added its support to
this initiative.

"We are pleased to make a financial contribution to the AME program. We
also are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with SIIT
educators to help bridge the theoretical world of academics with lessons
learned in aerospace and systems engineering that reflect the breadth
of Lockheed Martin's experience," said Tom Digan, president of Lockheed
Martin Canada. "This comprehensive suite of advanced training modules is
based on decades of work on complex engineering programs."

Once completed, the AME faculty will benefit from a curriculum of
courseware and instructor's materials for training in more than
three-dozen engineering disciplines including systems engineering,
quality assurance, logistics and interface engineering management.

Today's announcement is part of Lockheed Martin's commitment to the
Canadian government to satisfy industrial and regional benefits
associated with its role as prime contractor for the mid-life upgrade of
the combat systems on board the Navy's Halifax Class frigate. The C$1.6
billion program was awarded in late 2008 to Lockheed Martin Canada. In
the first 12 months of the contract, Lockheed Martin has provided more
than C$200 million in economic and regional benefits though strategic
industrial partnerships and investments in research and development.

For more information, contact:

Michael Barton
Lockheed Martin Canada
613-862-6686
Michael.Barton@lmco.com
www.lockheedmartin.com