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Lockheed Martin, Savi Demo Item Tracking Capability

June 19, 2008

The pilot system combines both companies products to create and share item unique identification (IUID) and RFID data across enterprises for true, automated asset visibility.


SACRAMENTO, CA -- In response to growing customer demand for an integrated Automated Identification Technology (AIT) solution, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Savi are demonstrating a complete supply chain visibility solution at the UID and eBusiness Forum in Sacramento.

The pilot solution for the demonstration integrates Lockheed Martin's I-GUIDES and Savi's SmartChain software products to "connect the dots" as Item Unique Identification (IUID) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) data is created and shared across enterprises for true and complete automated asset visibility. Savi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.

The strategic interface between the two flagship software products enables supply chain owners and customers to seamlessly identify high-value items and spare parts using IUID concepts supported by I-GUIDES and then track those items using RFID and the SmartChain asset visibility and management solution.

The demonstration scenario includes the Unique Identification of critical items and embedded sub-assemblies that were shipped with a DoD-compliant passive RFID label, and loaded into a mock container where the full tag and data nesting structure was tracked with sensor enabled active RFID provided by Savi Technology. The Savi SmartChain platform, which is used by defense forces worldwide, transforms real-time data feeds from all types of AIT devices into actionable logistics information.

"The seamless integration of IUID and RFID data provides actionable asset management information and realizes the strategic value envisioned by these DoD initiatives," noted Lou Kratz, Lockheed Martin's vice president of Logistics and Sustainment. "Lockheed Martin I-GUIDES and Savi SmartChain have shown integrated identification and tracking for complete asset management."

About Savi
With over 17 years' experience, Savi is a proven leader in RFID and related wireless solutions for the management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. Savi's integrated RFID hardware and software solutions drive business value, such as reducing supply chain assets, inventory and operational costs. Founded in 1989, Savi is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with headquarters in Mountain View, CA, and offices in London, Melbourne, Singapore and Washington D.C.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.


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