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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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  • Lockheed Orlando lands $100M cruise missile deal

    Lockheed Orlando lands $100M cruise missile deal
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles group has landed an Air Force deal potentially worth $100 million to provide logistics, upgrades and other technical support work for next-generation cruise missiles, the Defense Department said this week. The new...
  • California lawmakers criticize Pentagon's purchase of Russian rockets

    A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites. It’s an effort that already involves Hawthorne-based SpaceX Inc. and...
  • Hogan's plan for Md. doesn't add up [Letter]

    Hogan's plan for Md. doesn't add up [Letter]
    Larry Hogan held a fundraiser recently featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and there are a few things Marylanders should consider before they jump on his bandwagon ("New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan," Sept. 17). What Mr....
  • Orlando airport first to use Lockheed forecasting software

    Orlando airport first to use Lockheed forecasting software
    Lockheed Martin Corp. has sealed a deal that will make Orlando Interntional Airport the first U.S. airport to use Lockheed's high-speed flight-demand forecasting software, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not available. The...
  • Navy Narrows To Four the Possible Causes Of F-35 Engine Fire

    Navy Narrows To Four the Possible Causes Of F-35 Engine Fire
    GROTON — An official with the Joint Strike Fighter's program office said Monday that its investigation into a June engine fire that grounded the fleet has narrowed a long list of potential causes for the incident down to just four. Navy Capt....
  • The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

    The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat
    After nearly a decade of being derided as┬ádangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon said it used...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • Pratt Still Searching For Root Of Engine Fire But Says F-35 Will Be Combat Ready In July

    Pratt Still Searching For Root Of Engine Fire But Says F-35 Will Be Combat Ready In July
    Pratt & Whitney engineers have developed a pair of fixes for its engine on Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the East Hartford company plans to have a final repair chosen by the end of October. Chris Flynn, vice president of the military...
  • Main Street economic renaissance planned for Pacoima

    Main Street economic renaissance planned for Pacoima
    Lizeth Perez, 33, has lived in Pacoima all her life, but the only businesses she remembers patronizing there are a Jack in the Box and a tattoo shop that's no longer open. She spends her money instead in neighboring Arleta, which boasts a CVS, or...
  • Pentagon Says It Is Nearing Fix For F-35 Engine, Pratt To Pay

    WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are nearing a fix for the engine that powers Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter jet and that engine-maker Pratt & Whitney has agreed to pay to retrofit 156 already delivered. Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank...
  • Driverless vehicles are in the Army's future

    Driverless vehicles are in the Army's future
    NEWPORTNEWS — U.S. military supply convoys have been constant targets in Iraq and Afghanistan over the years, but Army planners are working on a simple way to reduce the hazard: Let the vehicles drive themselves. Work is underway at the Combined...