Stories of Innovation


The world is facing complex challenges that call for innovative solutions - solutions that help defend global security, push the boundaries of scientific discovery and deliver essential services to citizens around the globe.


To Cyber Protect and Defend

Lockheed Martin’s cyber experts not only build protective systems – using things like firewalls, authentication systems and encryption software – but also continually defend those systems from cyberattack.


Energy on Tap: Five Cool Facts About Energy Storage

At every corner of the world, there is more demand than ever on the power grid. To counter this demand, technologists are introducing new, increasingly cost-effective ways to store energy and draw from it on demand. 


Smart Phones of the Sea

Lockheed Martin, which leads one of the industry teams that produces LCSs for the U.S. Navy, is providing the U.S. Navy with ideas on how to enhance current LCS designs with different levels of offensive and defensive capability.


The Electronic Nose Knows

Today, expertise in areas like DNA-based receptors and nano-manufacturing sensors are being applied to the “electronic nose,” a technology that has the potential to revolutionize fields like medicine and biometrics.


Building Excellence: Components of the F-35

Many people have a hand in the elaborate process of getting the individual parts—or components—onto the F-35. It all begins with procuring each piece from a vast base of more than 1400 suppliers in the U.S. and around the world.


Re-creating the Transcontinental Railroad for Space Exploration

Today, thanks to a revolutionary idea envisioned by Lockheed Martin, we’re creating a new kind of Transcontinental Railroad – for delivery of supplies in space. One that enables human exploration to destinations deeper in space than ever before.


Why Choose Lockheed Martin Team JLTV

What is JLTV? Protection. Payload. Performance. Team Lockheed Martin is engineering a better tomorrow through our Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which provides Soldiers and Marines with the very best in protected mobility. Because they deserve a safe ride home.

You Know You're an Engineer When . . .

You Know You’re an Engineer When...

Engineers make and do cool things, demonstrating time and time again that the work they’re doing is exciting and essential to human curiosity. It is engineers that are inventing innovative solutions that push the boundaries of scientific discovery, delving into the world of the unknown with new technologies such as quantum computing, fusion and nanotechnology.


How it Works:
F-35 Climatic Testing

Within the decade, the F-35 Lightning II will be deployed to all corners of the globe—from the icy mountains of Norway to the scorching desert of Australia—and we must ensure the aircraft can perform in these dynamic environments. 


Legion Pod: Five Fast Facts

Meet Legion Pod™ – our newest sensor system. Using an IRST21™ infrared sensor, networking and advanced processing technology, Legion Pod helps warfighters complete their missions while staying out of harm’s way. Want to learn more? Check out these five fast facts. 


Power Distribution Just Got Smarter

In addition to building up new energy sources or finding new reserves of traditional energy, we see an additional way to meet growing energy demands – improving energy efficiency through engineering and innovation.


Cloning Qubits: A New Way to Converse in Quantum Computing

Quantum computing represents an infinite realm of possibilities when it comes to sifting and sorting through incredible amounts of data. No small challenge when you consider that a 2013 report found that 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in just two years.


By the Numbers: Surprising Energy Sources and Technologies

With more than seven billion people on the planet and counting, we need to find new, clean ways of generating power to meet the growing demand for energy-dependent food and water production. 


The Case For Lasers And Sensors On Ships

Ever wonder what it takes to check the oil on a 388-foot, 3,400-ton, U.S. Navy warship? Here’s a hint -- it’s not a really long dipstick. Give up?

The answer is lasers. 


Eleven Ways We’ve Been Studying Weather and Climate

Since the 1950s, Lockheed Martin has developed satellites, Doppler weather radars, upper-air observing systems, hurricane-hunter aircraft, and weather data information systems for federal agencies. The information we gather from these sources helps to improve forecasts, allocate resources more efficiently and save lives.