Lockheed Martin Partners with GCC Companies for Improved Regional Sustainment Support

Lockheed Martin has partnered with four companies operating across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to provide instrumentation, calibration, and repair services for its aircraft ground support equipment. AL TAIF (part of EDGE Group), Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar (Al Bahar), ArabCal, and TLD MEAI (part of Alvest Group) will help improve sustainment operations in the region by reducing turnaround times and costs for the U.S. military and its allies operating in the Gulf, as part of Lockheed Martin’s Product Support Provider Network (PSPn). 

“Speed saves lives, as our Product Support Provider Network keeps repair turnaround times low to accelerate mission readiness,” said Gen. John ‘Mick’ Nicholson (U.S. Army, Ret.), chief executive for Lockheed Martin Middle East. “These partnerships deliver sustainment services quickly and affordably so that airmen and airwomen can perform their duty while responding to evolving 21st-century threats at a moment’s notice.”

The GCC companies join a global network of suppliers providing local in-country support that negates the need to ship parts and equipment to the United States, which results in time and cost savings for the customer. Additionally, these agreements drive sustainment funds into regional economies and help to diversify local industrial defense capabilities.

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

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