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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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  • Report: Heavy police presence after student shot near VSU campus

    Report: Heavy police presence after student shot near VSU campus
    A 19-year-old Virginia State University student was taken to the hospital Friday morning after he or she was shot near campus, WTKR reported.  Heavy police presence is near the campus while officers investigate the shooting. Read the entire story:...
  • Inside the PD: Maurice Ward hired as Phoebus athletic director

    Inside the PD: Maurice Ward hired as Phoebus athletic director
    Maurice Ward, who estimates he has coached 10 different sports either in the U.S. or abroad, has been hired as Phoebus’ athletic director. Ward replaces Deonna Brown, whose contract was not renewed after five years. He was a health and physical...
  • Full list of McAuliffe's University board appointments

    We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments. Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
  • LaVerne Kelly, schools music counselor

    LaVerne Kelly, schools music counselor
    LaVerne Kelly, a retired public schools music counselor, died of a lung ailment April 22 at her son's Baltimore home. The Columbia resident was 83. Born LaVerne Beal Young in Sebrell, Va., she was the daughter of John P. Young and Leah Young, who was...
  • 8 benefits of trees in your landscape

    8 benefits of trees in your landscape
    The location of trees in a landscape is a very important consideration. Also, trees inevitably generate maintenance tasks. In Hampton Roads, storms tend to take them down. Notwithstanding storm damage, here are eight benefits of including trees in your...
  • CIAA football title game canceled after player is beaten at luncheon

    The CIAA football championship game has been canceled after the quarterback from host Winston-Salem State University was allegedly beaten by one or more players from Virginia State University during a luncheon on Friday. Winston-Salem State campus...
  • Astronaut Serena Aunon speaks with first-generation Hispanic students at VSU

    Astronaut Serena Aunon speaks with first-generation Hispanic students at VSU
    NASA astronaut Serena Aunon met with more than 100 first-generation Hispanic students recently at Virginia State University in Petersburg, part of an effort to encourage minorities in STEM disciplines. Aunon shared her personal experiences and insight...
  • Former Grafton basketball star Elijah Moore commits to Virginia State

    Former Grafton basketball star Elijah Moore commits to Virginia State
    Elijah Moore, who earned first-team all-state basketball honors in leading Grafton High to consecutive Group AA Division 4 state tournament finals, committed Friday to play for Virginia State University in Petersburg. Moore, a 6-foot-7 1/2-inch forward,...
  • Virginia State University Gospel Chorale to compete on "America's Got Talent"

    Virginia State University Gospel Chorale to compete on "America's Got Talent"
    College students from Newport News and Hampton are part of a group competing on NBC's "America's Got Talent" this season. The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale will get to sing on live television Aug. 20. A news release from the Petersburg...
  • Virginia State University Gospel Chorale eliminated from "America's Got Talent": UPDATE

    Virginia State University Gospel Chorale eliminated from "America's Got Talent": UPDATE
    "America's Got Talent" voters sent the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale home. The singing group is not among the 12 acts advancing to the competition's semifinal round next week, Wednesday's show revealed. Tuesday night, judge Howard Stern...
  • In 1800s Williamsburg, 'Cheap Store' made black merchant rich

    Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War. Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...