Lockheed Martin: Creating A Secured Future With Defense Technology

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Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO Give that modern technology has evolved to deliver marvels such as self-driving cars, routine flights to Mars and fusion reactors to produce limitless energy; the world is witnessing the true potential of science. However, scientists believe that all these human achievements to date merely amount to a tip of an iceberg and that there is a vast ocean of possibilities and inventions waiting to unravel in the future. As humanity transcends deeper into this promised land, impending threats and limitations are also significant and are evolving in parallel with technology. Although, there also exist the rare few driving forces who strive to keep these risks at bay and contribute towards a greater cause of enabling the future to arrive with a strong focus on innovation, purpose, and building into everything through. One such organization that is here to create the difference with its cutting-edge technological prowess is Lockhead Martin.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest defense firm that was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in 1995. The company has 572 facilities in 500 cities and 46 states across the US. Lockheed Martin caters its services segmented into five discrete business sectors, including Aeronautics, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Missile and Fire Control, Mission Systems and Training, and Space Systems. The company’s defense and aerospace division has a multitude of specialties and services including aircraft, ground vehicles, missiles and guided weapons, missile defense, naval systems, radar systems, sensors and situational awareness, tactical communications, training and logistics, transportation and safety management and unmanned systems. Currently, Lockheed Martin’s most high priced contract is the Joint.

Strike Fighter F-35 – the new fifth-generation aircraft. Helping the future arrive is what we do.

Established as a global security, innovation, and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin’s majority of the business is conducted with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies. In addition to that, Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company) provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all five branches of the U.S. armed forces along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations. International government and commercial sales of products, services and platforms comprise of the remaining portion of Lockheed Martin’s Business portfolio.

Expertise in Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics delivers breakthrough capabilities and landmark aircraft that continually redefine flight. For more than 100 years, Aeronautics has been designing, building and sustaining the finest military aircraft in the world. The Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics division is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Marietta, Georgia and Palmdale, California. The site carries out Aeronautics’ programs focused primarily on the advancement of Tactical
Fighters, Tactical / Strategic Airlift, Advanced Development, and Sustained Operations. They include JSF F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules.


The recent acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation further strengthens RMS’s position as a leader in the aerospace industry


Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is a recognized designer, developer, and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries. In addition, the company’s MFC offers a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives. Headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Orlando, Florida, and Archbald, Pennsylvania, the MFC’s main programs support Air and Missile Defense, Tactical Missiles, Fire Control, Combat Maneuver Systems and Energy. They include Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).

Rotary and Mission Systems

Formerly known as Mission Systems and Training (MST), Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) provides surface, air and undersea applications for U.S. military and international customers. The recent acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation further strengthens RMS’s position as a leader in the aerospace industry. The RMS segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a range of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS); simulation and training services, and unmanned systems and technologies. In addition, RMS supports the needs of government customers in cybersecurity and delivers communications and command and control capabilities through mission solutions for defense applications. The Company, through Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky), designs, manufactures, services and supports military and commercial helicopters. Additionally, Sikorsky offers a range of aftermarket service and support solutions to commercial and military customers around the world.

RMS’ programs include the Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters manufactured for the United States and foreign Governments; the Aegis Combat System serves as a fleet ballistic missile defense system for the United States Navy and international customers and is also a sea and land-based element of the United States missile defense system; the LCS, a surface combatant ship for the United States Navy designed to operate in shallow waters and the open ocean; the Advanced Hawkeye Radar System, an airborne early warning radar, which RMS provides for the E2-C/E2-D aircraft produced for the United States Navy and international customers, and the Space Fence system, a ground-based radar system for the United States Air Force.

RMS’ programs also include the CH-53K development helicopter delivering heavy lift helicopter for the United States Marine Corps; the VH-92A helicopter manufactured for the United States Marine One transport mission, and the TPQ- 53 Radar System, a sensor that locates and neutralizes mortar and rocket threats, produced for the United States Army and international customers.
RMS’ customers include the military services, principally the United States Army and Navy, and various government agencies of the United States and other countries, as well as commercial and other customers.

With its headquarters situated in New Jersey, RMS has Additional production and operations facilities in Stratford, Connecticut Sikorsky; West Palm Beach, Florida Owego, New York; Orlando, Florida, and Syracuse, New York. The RMS programs works in the fields of Maritime Solutions, Radar and Surveillance Systems, Aviation Systems, Rotorcraft Platforms and Training, and Logistics Solutions. These programs include Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), Remote Minehunting System (RMS) and UH-60 Black Hawk.

The Space Systems Company

Space is a demanding environment and with systems built by Lockheed Martin, space is where the future takes flight, through partnerships that raise global communications, weather forecasting, space exploration and national security to new levels. Lockheed Martin’s space systems company (SSC) is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with additional sites in Sunnyvale, California; Santa Cruz, California, and Huntsville, Alabama. The SSC works towards advancements in the fields of Surveillance and Navigation, Strategic and Defensive Systems, Deep Space Exploration and Global Communications. Their main programs include Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

The Space Systems segment is engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems. Space Systems provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates space and ground global systems to help its customers gather, analyze and securely distribute critical intelligence data. Space Systems is also responsible for various classified systems and services in support of vital national security systems. Space Systems’ other programs include the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, the Orion Multi- Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion), the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, Global Positioning System (GPS) III, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) and the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).

The Company’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile is a program with the United States Navy for the submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. Orion is a spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) utilizing technology for human exploration missions beyond low earth orbit. SBIRS provides the United States Air Force with worldwide missile launch detection and tracking capabilities. AEHF system includes secure communications satellites for the United States Air Force. The Company, through AWE Management Limited (AWE) venture, operates the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent program. GPS III is a program to modernize the GPS satellite system for the United States Air Force. GOES-R is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s meteorological satellites. MUOS is a narrow-band satellite communication system for the United States Navy. Space Systems’ customers include various United States Government agencies and commercial customers.

Today, Lockheed Martin marks its eminence as a world leading defense technology firm ruling the technological seas, the land, sky and also space. as the company progresses into the industry 4.0, it has been looking into the myriad of sophisticated technologies that can usher its stature further into the future.

Company
Lockheed Martin

Headquarters
Bethesda, MD

Management
Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO

Description
Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995, and Loral Federal Systems in 1996. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company also invests in healthcare systems, renewable energy systems, intelligent energy distribution and compact nuclear fusion