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Lockheed Martin Corp.

Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lockheed Martin Corp. is the nation's largest defense contractor. Lockheed Martin employs nearly 11,000 employees, more than half of them (6,500) in metro Orlando, where it is Central Florida's largest industrial employer.

Lockheed Martin produces some of the most sophisticated military hardware in the world at its Orlando operations, which include the following (in order of size): Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support; and Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems. The missiles unit is known worldwide for its production of guided missiles, weapons targeting and aircraft night-vision navigation systems. The simulation division i...
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Lockheed Martin Corp. is the nation's largest defense contractor. Lockheed Martin employs nearly 11,000 employees, more than half of them (6,500) in metro Orlando, where it is Central Florida's largest industrial employer.

Lockheed Martin produces some of the most sophisticated military hardware in the world at its Orlando operations, which include the following (in order of size): Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support; and Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems. The missiles unit is known worldwide for its production of guided missiles, weapons targeting and aircraft night-vision navigation systems. The simulation division is a global player in high-tech training systems for air and ground combat forces and commanders. The enterprise unit is Lockheed's computer tech services operation for the entire corporation.

Nationwide, the Bethesda, Md.-based company is known for producing military aircraft, missiles, rockets, advanced electronics, satellites and NASA systems (including production of the space shuttle's external fuel tank). Lockheed posted more than $2.5 billion in profit on sales of nearly $40 billion in 2006. It has 140,000 employees worldwide, including New York, Texas, Florida, California and other major states.

Lockheed Martin formed in 1995 from the merger of Lockheed Corp. and Martin Marietta Corp., during an era of dramatic consolidation in the defense industry after the end of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. Prior to the Lockheed Martin merger, Lockheed was based in Calabasas, CA., and Martin was based in Bethesda. Martin Marietta's predecessor --The Glenn Martin Co.-- opened a missiles factory in Orlando in 1957, creating 2,700 jobs in what was then just a citrus town.
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  • SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues

    SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues
    After suffering through various technical issues with its Falcon 9 rocket, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX canceled its scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral. The company is targeting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST for its next launch attempt. SpaceX,...
  • Lockheed exaggerates number of jobs on F-35 program, new report says

    Lockheed exaggerates number of jobs on F-35 program, new report says
    Lockheed Martin Corp.’s claims that the development and construction of the nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will sustain 125,000 jobs in 46 states is “greatly exaggerated,” according to a new report by a research center.  ...
  • Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral

    Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral
    [Updated 3:50 p.m. PST Nov. 25: SpaceX said it has canceled the planed launch because of technical issues. It has rescheduled the launch for Thursday at 2:38 PST. See the follow-up story here.]  Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is preparing to launch an...
  • Lockheed and AeroVironment sign agreement on drone development

    Lockheed and AeroVironment sign agreement on drone development
    Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. signed an agreement with Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. to pursue opportunities together in unmanned aircraft development. The deal was announced late Thursday at the Defense Expo in India and centered on...
  • The college-for-all model isn't working

     The college-for-all model isn't working
    Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City's Pathways in Technology Early College High...
  • Defense firms see shares rise after Pentagon budget plan is detailed

    Defense firms see shares rise after Pentagon budget plan is detailed
    Major U.S. weapon makers watched their shares tick upward in trading Monday after the announcement of the Pentagon’s budget plan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined details on the fiscal 2015 budget request, which shielded large, big-ticket...
  • U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics

    U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics
    When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed. In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • Lockheed brings color to helicopter

    Lockheed brings color to helicopter
    Using a bit of creative engineering, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles unit has come up with a color surveillance system for the U.S. Army's Apache helicopter. The latest advance in the Apache's piloting and weapons system brings high-...
  • Maryland firm designs skate blade sharpener for U.S. Olympic speedskaters

    Maryland firm designs skate blade sharpener for U.S. Olympic speedskaters
    Aerospace firm Sigma Space Corp. has joined fellow Maryland companies Under Armour and Lockheed Martin in developing technology to help the U.S. Speedskating team at the Winter Olympics. Lanham-based Sigma Space said Friday its optical and mechanical...
  • Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show

    Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show
    Showcasing everything from virtual fighter jets to virtual surgery, Central Florida defense contractors cast a wider net Tuesday to haul in new customers at the country's largest military-training trade show. With U.S. military agencies battling major...