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Lockheed Martin and Australian Companies Partner for F-35 Sustainment Support
Partnerships will reduce repair time and costs for Australian Defence Force and allies

GEELONG, Victoria, Feb. 28, 2023 — Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand announced today partnerships with Marand, Survitec and TR Calibration to provide instrumentation, calibration and repair services for its aircraft ground support equipment as part of Lockheed Martin’s Product Support Provider network (PSPn).

“This in-country support will improve F-35 sustainment by eliminating costly and time-consuming shipping, reducing turnaround times and costs for Australia and its Indo-Pacific allies,” Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand Warren McDonald said. “These contracts also provide industrial opportunities for Australian companies, which result in continued growth opportunities for Australia’s defence industrial base.”

PSPn is a collection of service providers selected to support specific repair areas and competencies. Together, they form a global network to improve sustainment efforts and mission readiness. Pricing agreements are for five-year performance periods.

“Our Product Support Provider network reduces repair turnaround times and increases reliability to ensure warfighters can respond to 21st Century Security threats,” said Rob Weitzman, director of the F-35 Australia Program at Lockheed Martin. “These contracts also reinforce our strong relationships with key Australian suppliers.”

For more information on Australia’s participation in the F-35 program, visit F35.com/Australia.

About Marand

Marand designs, manufactures and sustains complex and innovative equipment and products primarily for the defence, aerospace, mining, rail, and energy industries. Our customer base includes prime contractors such as, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Rheinmetall, Boeing, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto. Headquartered in Moorabbin, Marand also operates in Geelong. Marand is part of the ASDAM group which includes Levett Engineering, TAE Aerospace and Rosebank Engineering providing engineering, manufacture and sustainment.

For more information visit www.marand.com.au

About Survitec

Survitec is a global Survival Technology leader to the maritime, defence & government, aerospace and energy sectors. Survitec has over 3,000 employees worldwide, covering 11 manufacturing facilities and over 400 service centres, spanning 96 countries. The Survitec team live by their purpose “we exist to protect lives”. Throughout its 168-year history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.

To learn more, visit www.survitecgroup.com.

About TR Calibration

TR Calibration specialises in the calibration and repair of test and measurement equipment and instruments within Australia. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and experienced team allow us to deliver solutions to customers in defence and aerospace, manufacturing, aviation and other high tech sectors. With access to a unique three tier level of service, you can ensure your turnaround time is met. TR Calibration is part of TR Group, Australia’s leading provider of technology solutions.

For more information visit: www.trcalibration.com.au

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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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Media Contacts:

Lockheed Martin: Allie Murray, +1 301 312 4307, allie.e.murray@lmco.com

Marand: Alex Lyon, +61 417 384 223, alexl@marand.com.au