NATO'S NAMSA Launches a Savi Technology Routing Hub for NATO Coalition Forces to Share Logistics Information More Efficiently

By Savi-lockheed Martin, PRNE
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Routing Hub Will Provide Unprecedented Visibility of RFID-tracked Consignments Moving Through National and Multinational Supply Chains

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, September 13, 2010 - Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), today announced
that the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has launched a network
exchange hub that allows NATO and coalition forces to share information on
supply shipments more efficiently and effectively. The Routing Hub will
foster greater multinational collaboration by facilitating the exchange of
information using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-tracked consignments
moving through military supply chains.


Deployed at the NAMSA headquarters in Luxembourg, the Routing Hub
transmits data from Savi's interoperable RFID-based logistics network, which
automatically locates, tracks and manages in-transit NATO material. Nations
connected to the Routing Hub at NAMSA can directly transmit logistics data to
other users, providing enhanced levels of real-time asset visibility.

The Danish Armed Forces realized that the sharing of RFID data would
require users to establish new nation-to-nation connections through which the
data could be routed. Because such a system would have been costly and time
consuming, Denmark requested NAMSA to establish a routing capability. The
Routing Hub utilizes NAMSA's existing NATO mailbox server system, a similar
routing service for logistics processes, which allows nations to utilize the
Routing Hub at NAMSA to link RFID data quickly and easily. The Routing Hub
has now established seamless interoperability among NATO and Partnership for
Peace (PfP) partners.

The Routing Hub was delivered under a contract signed between Savi and
NAMSA. The contract makes it easier for NATO and Partnership for Peace
nations to place orders for Savi Technology's networked solutions through
the NAMSA procurement process.

"This Routing Hub is purely a routing tool whose true value lies in its
ability to make international connection much easier," said John McFadyen,
Savi Technology's General Manager of International Business. "By deploying
this solution, Savi, NAMSA and the Participating Nations are improving the
efficiency and performance of a network that delivers critical supplies from
the factory to the foxhole when and where they're needed."

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], Savi
Technology is a leading provider of a new class of Smart Asset Management
solutions and services for public sector and commercial supply chains
worldwide. Savi SmartChain(R) (
enterprise-level software leverages low-power wireless sensor networks for
real-time information to enhance balance sheets by optimizing the operational
management, effectiveness, security, and profitable return of assets either
in-transit or at rest. SmartChain turns data from all types of Automatic
Identification and Data Capture technologies, including DASH7 Radio Frequency
Identification, into actionable information that is valued from the physical
edge of operations to the board room. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security
company that employs about 136,000 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 2009 sales of US$44.5 billion.

Mark Nelson of Savi, +1-650-316-4872, mnelson at; or Marie-Claire Goller of NAMSA, +352-3063-6557, mgoller at

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