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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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  • Obama's budget includes windfall for L.A. transportation

    Obama's budget includes windfall for L.A. transportation
    The budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Monday earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million that Los Angeles officials called crucial to extending the Purple Line from the Mid-...
  • Simulation report bodes well for Orlando

    Simulation report bodes well for Orlando
    The military continues to move toward simulations and away from live-action training as a way of saving money, according to a report released Thursday that should encourage regions such as Central Florida that boast a strong simulation industry,...
  • Lockheed Martin's Orlando units take hit in earnings report

    Lockheed Martin's Orlando units take hit in earnings report
      An Orlando-based unit of defense giant Lockheed Martin took a financial hit last year because of a decrease in demand for its technical services and tactical missiles program. In an earnings report Tuesday, officials said Lockheed’s Missiles...
  • Air Force-SpaceX lawsuit settlement acknowledges new landscape

    Air Force-SpaceX lawsuit settlement acknowledges new landscape
    SpaceX has dropped a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force after winning an agreement from the government that the company will be certified for a new launch program, according to a statement from SpaceX SpaceX, which launches rockets at Kennedy Space...
  • Small church fights Episcopal diocese over land

    Small church fights Episcopal diocese over land
    The Church of the Ascension is an unremarkable Middle River landmark, just a squat, brick building on an isolated peninsula south of Martin State Airport. But for Episcopalians in eastern Baltimore County's Wilson Point community, the small church has...
  • Lockheed Martin updates decades-old maintenance system for military, delivers 1st product

    Lockheed Martin updates decades-old maintenance system for military, delivers 1st product
    An updated electronics maintenance system built in Orlando by Lockheed Martin will eventually land on every U.S. aircraft carrier. The electronic Consolidated Automated Support System, or eCASS, allows for remote trouble shooting and repairs to...
  • Aircraft overhaul firm to expand in Miramar

    Aircraft overhaul firm to expand in Miramar
    Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, a military aircraft repair and overhaul company, will expand its South Florida operations to the IDI Corporate Park in Miramar. Kellstrom's customers include Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman. The expansion will create 20...
  • Dave Scott: Lockheed Martin uses trade show to show off its work

    Dave Scott: Lockheed Martin uses trade show to show off its work
    Dave Scott runs business development for training and logistics with defense giant Lockheed Martin's Orlando-based Mission Systems and Training division. He has worked for the company for 30 years. Starting today, company leaders will attend a...
  • A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure

    A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure
    In this column, I make it a habit to be open with readers. I write about my experiences growing up in Central Florida, my family, even my husband's penchant for stinking up our house with vinegar as he preps for barbecue contests. So this column...
  • Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ

    Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ
    Tourism photo company Magic Memories is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Orlando as it begins hiring about 55 people to work at the Orlando Eye. "Mostly we are looking for hourly employees, but there will be some salaried positions at our...
  • Berks company plays role in mission to Mars

    Berks company plays role in mission to Mars
    Berks County played host to America's space program Friday, as NASA's top boss got a firsthand tour of the factory where components are being made for the nation's next era of spacecrafts. "From this day on, the path to Mars goes through Bally,...