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05 February 2014

Airbus Group named Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of The Year

Herndon, Virginia

Award cites on-time delivery, proactive effort and issue resolution

The North American operating unit of Airbus Group was named the 2013 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Supplier of the Year by Lockheed Martin during an awards ceremony at the Surface Navy Association’s National Symposium in Crystal City, Va. The Airbus Group team supported the AN/SPS-75 multi-mode radar during the deployment of the LCS USS Freedom to Southeast Asia, post-delivery trials of the LCS USS Fort Worth and radar deliveries for forthcoming LCS deliveries.

Airbus Group has delivered six of its TRS-3D multi-mode, naval surveillance and target acquisition radar systems, designated AN/SPS-75 by the U.S. Navy, to Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships.

In presenting the award, Shaun McGraw, senior manager LCS subcontracts for Lockheed Martin's Littoral Ship Systems, said the Airbus Group team had “achieved one hundred percent on-time deliveries with zero defects, proactively worked with Lockheed Martin and Marinette Marine Corporation, and embraced collaboration to resolve issues. They were quick to take the lead and to implement the necessary actions and changes to the mutual benefit of all parties.

“Their commitment to on-time delivery and proactive issue resolution was a key to Team Freedom’s overall success,” said McGraw.

“We are honored to be recognized for our performance on this critically important program, and I am extremely proud of the way our team upheld the Airbus Group standard for delivering on promises,” said Airbus Group, Inc. Chairman and CEO Sean O’Keefe.

“Outstanding program performance takes more than hard work, it takes a personal dedication to ensuring our men and women in uniform always have what they need, when they need it,” said O’Keefe.

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