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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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  • reFramed: In conversation with Stephen Somerstein

     
    On March 7, 1965, we were following the television news reports of the violent beatings of John Lewis, Hosea Williams and 600 marchers as they attempted to peacefully march from Selma to the Alabama state capital in Montgomery to protest the inability...
  • Lowering the bar puts American society at risk

    Lowering the bar puts American society at risk
    Stupidity and obesity are now matters of U.S. national security. And it's only the tip of a more significant iceberg that threatens America from within. An organization called Mission: Readiness comprised of more than 500 retired generals and military...
  • Announcements: Mother's Day at the library, BWI Business Professionals, Harwood Civic Association, HALOS support group, Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, SERC open house and more

    Mother's Day at the library Anne Arundel County Public Library will celebrate Mother's Day with stories and crafts May 7 and 9 at several branches. Kids can make something for their mom, grandmother or someone special during these events. •...
  • Rachel Marsden: Lowering the bar puts American society at risk

    PARIS -- Stupidity and obesity are now matters of U.S. national security. And it's only the tip of a more significant iceberg that threatens America from within. An organization called Mission: Readiness comprised of more than 500 retired generals and...
  • Baltimore can improve from crucible forged by Freddie Gray

    Baltimore can improve from crucible forged by Freddie Gray
    The arrests of a police lieutenant, a sergeant and four officers in the death of Freddie Gray take Baltimore deeper into the crucible, where everything is being tested, everything is on the line -- the system of criminal justice and civil order, the...
  • Federal Auditors Rate Reliability Of F-35 Engine 'Very Poor'

    Federal Auditors Rate Reliability Of F-35 Engine 'Very Poor'
    A federal report has slammed the reliability of Pratt & Whitney's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine. "Program data show that the reliability of the engine is very poor," less than half of where it should be according to the Government Accountability...
  • Next wave of Space Coast rockets will pack more power

    New, bigger, bolder and more advanced rockets — most built by private companies — are coming to a space port near you. This next generation of boosters is key to transforming the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...
  • Davidsonville's Dignam bound for Boston Marathon

    Davidsonville's Dignam bound for Boston Marathon
    Michael Dignam waited until he was 40 to run his first marathon. Since he's now pushing 50, he figured it was time for another first. The Davidsonville father of four will be one of the privileged 36,000 runners to compete in the Boston Marathon on...
  • Q&A with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his bid to steal California jobs

    Q&A with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his bid to steal California jobs
    In his four years as governor of Florida, Republican Rick Scott has spent a good bit of time trying to recruit businesses from other states. Now, he's set his sights on California. On Sunday and Monday, Scott talked up Florida's job growth and education...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • AACC hopes to connect students to state's 30,000 cyber job openings

    AACC hopes to connect students to state's 30,000 cyber job openings
    The demand for cyber jobs has increased so much that Anne Arundel Community College had to hire someone to deal specifically with those professions. And even though there are a reported 30,000 vacancies for employment in Maryland's cybersecurity...