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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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  • Sikorsky Wins Contract To Build New Presidential Helicopters

    Sikorsky Wins Contract To Build New Presidential Helicopters
    Sikorsky helicopters will get to keep their parking spots on the South Lawn of the White House. The company Wednesday afternoon won a multibillion-dollar Navy contract to replace the president's aged fleet of Marine One transportation helicopters,...
  • Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly

     Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly
    A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
  • Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones

    Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones
    The best time to shoot down a hostile missile is straight after take-off. During this initial "boost phase" it moves more slowly, is easier to spot (because its exhaust plumes are so hot) and presents a bigger target (having not yet ditched its first-...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal
    Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract. The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...
  • Bob Hope Airport sees fewer passengers in March

    Bob Hope Airport sees fewer passengers in March
    The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport declined by almost 4% last month compared to March 2013, according to the latest statistics. There were 320,787 passengers last month, a roughly 3.9% slide from 333,647 passengers the same time...
  • Lockheed Martin takes children to work

    Lockheed Martin takes children to work
    It’s not every day that people can play a life-sized Angry Birds game on the front lawn at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control plant. In the name of Take Your Child to Work Day, access to the plant was broadened on Thursday for a brief...
  • Army taps Lockheed Orlando for $140 million in contracts

    Army taps Lockheed Orlando for $140 million in contracts
    From guided weapons to missile radars, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles group has received three Army contracts – two of them involving foreign military sales - together worth nearly $140 million, the Pentagon said this week. Hundreds of...
  • Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics

    Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics
    The controversy over whether Under Armour's high-tech skinsuits contributed to U.S. speedskaters' poor showing at the Sochi Olympics seemed over when the Baltimore-based sports brand renewed its sponsorship of the sport through two more Winter Olympics...
  • Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid

    Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid
    Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
  • F-35 spending buoys Lockheed, Harris

    F-35 spending buoys Lockheed, Harris
    Central Florida's largest high-tech players — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Harris Corp. — have a big chunk of their revenue prospects hitched to the often controversial, sometimes uneven flight path of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Over the...
  • U.S.-Russia tension could affect space station, satellites

    The escalating tension between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has reached a new altitude: space. In the aftermath of the Cold War, the two superpowers set aside their mistrust and agreed to build a massive orbiting outpost as a symbol of a new era...