AEGIS, The only Maritime System in the World Proven to have Ballistic Missile Defence Capability

Mr. Doug Wilhelm, Director of International Programs at Lockheed Mission Systems and Training discussed the company’s approach to international partnering on naval programs. 

Issue 56 - November 2014

Defence Turkey: Good Morning, Mr. Wilhelm. Could you tell us about your role at Lockheed Martin?

It’s a pleasure to be here. I represent our Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors business in Moorestown, New Jersey, near Philadelphia.  My business specializes in naval combat systems, radar systems, and sea-based missile defence.  Most notably, we have had the responsibility for decades to design, deliver and update the AEGIS Weapon System. We produce what we believe are the world’s best naval air defence radars, including the SPY-1 radar for AEGIS.  In my role, I am responsible for all of our naval programs outside of the United States.  This includes overseeing active AEGIS programs in Japan, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Spain.   We take great pride in the success of our international partners and are particularly pleased that some of those same customers are actively considering expanding their AEGIS fleets and capabilities.