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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, home of the world renowned Skunk Works®, turns visionary aircraft into reality and is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition is continually earned through our commitment to relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft, continuously seeking innovative, low-cost design and manufacturing strategies, and delivering operational readiness for our customer’s missions to ensure continued relevancy for the life cycle of our products.

Our products play an important role in the national security of the United States and more than 70 other countries, ensuring peace and stability around the world. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has redefined flight over the last 100 years. The long list of dependable and highly regarded aircraft includes the world’s only 5th Generation fighters, F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor; the proven and affordable fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon; the flexible, versatile airlifter, the C-130J; the highest flying Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, the U-2S; and the first operational stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk, as well as the first aircraft to cruise at speeds in excess of Mach 3, the SR-71 Blackbird.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics uses the latest in engineering technology. Our factories feature some of the most advanced production technologies in the world, such as laser ultrasonic inspection and laser direct manufacturing. Leading-edge management concepts are employed throughout our operations worldwide.

Highly trained and specialized personnel and facilities are key to the company's unrivaled success in the aeronautics industry. Our workforce of nearly more than 25,000 has pre-eminent expertise in advanced aircraft design and production, modification and support, stealth technology and systems integration.

Sustainment is a facet of every program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to ensure our customers’ products are mission ready and have relevant capabilities throughout the entire lifecycle. Our capabilities span across all product support elements which allows the flexibility to deliver the relevant capabilities required to meet your most demanding operational requirements at the lowest total cost.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Clarksburg, West Virginia; Greenville, South Carolina, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.; Marietta, Georgia; Meridian, Mississippi; Palmdale, California; and Pinellas Park, Florida. We also have offices and personnel in various countries throughout the world.