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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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  • Microsoft takes on the 'cyber Mafia'

    Microsoft takes on the 'cyber Mafia'
    If you thought "The Sopranos" was the quintessential modern-day mob drama, you haven't yet heard what Microsoft did on Friday. Microsoft employees, escorted by U.S. Marshals, raided two Web hosting companies on Friday. Microsoft seized command and...
  • Lawsuit filed over shigella outbreak at Lombard restaurant

    Lawsuit filed over shigella outbreak at Lombard restaurant
    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 74 people who suffered from a severe gastrointestinal illness after eating at a Lombard restaurant last year. The lawsuit was filed Monday in DuPage County Circuit Court against Neel Subway Inc. at 1009 E....
  • Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power

    Strong storms sweep through, downing trees and cutting power
    A powerful series of storms cut through the Chicago area from southwest to northeast this evening, bringing funnel clouds and wind gusts of up to 81 mph, downing trees, sparking fires and knocking out electricity to thousands of Commonwealth Edison...
  • Cops: Dog returned safely to owner after SUV stolen, used in theft and chased by police

    Cops: Dog returned safely to owner after SUV stolen, used in theft and chased by police
    A yellow Labrador retriever was reunited with its owner Sunday evening after a man stole the SUV the dog had been in, used the vehicle to shoplift from a Wal-Mart and was finally captured after crashing the SUV into a tree during a police chase,...
  • The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Benefit

    The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Benefit
    Benefit to help The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Lombard, IL on January 19, 2012. Free to attend, but there will be a silent auction and a cash raffle. Please attend, drink great beer, and help a great...
  • Webster C. Dove, attorney

    Webster C. Dove, a retired attorney and former member of the Baltimore County Council, died of Parkinson's disease Nov. 28 at the Edenwald nursing center in Towson. He was 89 and had lived in Pikesville. Born in Baltimore and raised near Clifton Park, he...
  • Record a Message to Troops

    The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) is taking appointments from military families and supporters who want to record a free message at their holiday studio between December 8 and 16. The video messages will be distributed to military members...
  • Lombard man ordered held on $500K bail in nightclub stabbing

    Lombard man ordered held on $500K bail in nightclub stabbing
    A judge today ordered a Lombard man held on $500,000 bond for allegedly stabbing another man in the abdomen and arm at the Green Dolphin Street nightclub.  Judge Maria Kuriakos-Ciesil ordered Thaddeus Macon held on $500,000 bond today, according to Cook...
  • Officials probe fatal fire in Lombard

    Officials probe fatal fire in Lombard
    Officials are questioning an individual in connection with a fatal house fire in Lombard early Sunday morning. The victim was identified by the DuPage County Coroner’s office as Paula Morgan, 24. Morgan was pulled from the burning two story home...
  • Man accused in fatal Lombard fire pleads not guilty

    Man accused in fatal Lombard fire pleads not guilty
    The man accused of setting a fire that killed a young Lombard mother and seriously injured her friend pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and arson charges. Todd Mandoline, 23, of Villa Park, appeared Monday in DuPage County court, where he is charged...
  • Susan G. Komen For The Cure 2 Races-September 22, 2012 And September 23, 2012

    Susan G. Komen For The Cure 2 Races-September 22, 2012 And September 23, 2012
    Susan G. Komen For the Cure Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Race The annual 10K/5K Run/ Walk and 1 mile Fun Walk gathers individuals from around the area to celebrate life, remember those who have lost the battle against breast cancer, and raise funds...