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Lockheed Martin Australia appoints new Program Director of Global Training Systems

CANBERRA, Australia, 31 January 2022 – Lockheed Martin Australia has appointed former Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Director General Navy Aviation Systems, Commodore (Retd)
Peter Ashworth OAM to the role of Program Director Global Training Systems effective immediately.

With a career spanning over 40 years of service in the RAN, Peter Ashworth brings a wealth of experience across Navy Aviation and Defence aircrew training projects, Defence helicopter
systems, and the management and acquisition of large-scale Defence capability. In 2018, Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for meritorious service in Navy
aviation and project management due to his significant military track record of transforming strategy into required outcomes and potential into performance combined with his successful
leadership of operational teams internationally.

Based in Lockheed Martin Australia’s Headquarters, Canberra, Peter will lead a 135-strong team over four locations around Australia to deliver comprehensive sustainment services with
excellence for Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) JP9711 core simulation capability, AIR5428 Pilot Training System and Basic Wings Course programs.

“Peter Ashworth’s reputation precedes him. He is highly regarded within the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence community, and we are delighted to welcome him aboard to Lockheed
Martin Australia,” said Steve Froelich, Vice President of Operations Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Australia and New Zealand. “Peter brings tremendous experience and expertise with unique insights into defence training capability. Peter will focus on growing our training and sustainment solutions across live, virtual and simulated training environments to support the Australian Defence Force’s operational
readiness requirements.”

Reflecting on his new appointment, Peter Ashworth said, “I’m very excited to be joining Lockheed Martin Australia. I’ve had 44 years in Defence with a lot of those years working in programs that involved Defence Industry, including Lockheed Martin. I’ve long admired the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation and delivery.”

About Peter Ashworth Peter has served 44 years in the Royal Australian Navy across a range of senior leadership roles in Navy Aviation Systems, Navy Fleet Air Arm, and Defence Aviation and aircrew training
acquisition programs. His service included creating and maintaining cohesive acquisition and sustainment programs between Australia and US Defence, delivering strategic leadership of a large portfolio of major and minor acquisition programs and sustainment products for the ADF, and a leadership role in the Navy Aviation force of 2000 people conducting operations globally. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business at Monash University and a Master’s in Project Management at the University of NSW.

About Lockheed Martin Australia
Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1200 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

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