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July 17th, 2010

"ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $1.1 million contract from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center for test and evaluation of its next-generation HULC™ advanced robotic exoskeleton, designed to augment Soldiers' strength and endurance, as well as reduce load carriage injuries.

Under this contract, the U.S. Army will test Lockheed Martin's advanced ruggedized HULC design. The upgraded HULC system includes optimized control software, extended battery life and human factors improvements for quicker and easier sizing to each user. Lockheed Martin is also exploring exoskeleton designs to support industrial and medical applications."

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2010/MFC_071410_USArmyNatickSoldierCenterAwardsHULC.html