Lockheed Martin Launches New Innovation Demonstration Center in Central Florida
From the left, Sen. Bill Nelson, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Vice President and General Manager Jon Rambeau, Rep. John Mica and Rep. Alan Grayson at the center’s ribbon cutting.
On Feb. 9, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training officially launched a new Innovation Demonstration Center in Orlando. The Innovation Demonstration Center features immersive simulation demonstrations highlighting air, ground and next generation training and logistics capabilities.
Hosted by Training and Logistics Solutions Vice President and General Manager Jon Rambeau, the formal Ribbon Cutting was attended by about 125 elected officials, local civic leaders, customers, media and employees.
“The simulation and training technology we create has helped our customers reach new heights in capability, reliability and efficiency across the board. That is a heritage we are proud to be a part of and one that that is thriving right here in the Central Florida community,” Rambeau said. “The launch of our new Innovation Demonstration Center today marks the next chapter in that legacy, providing a world-class collaboration venue for our customers, community and industry partners.”
Sen. Bill Nelson, Rep. John Mica and Rep. Alan Grayson addressed the audience and spoke about Lockheed Martin’s strong legacy in the Central Florida community.
The officials also remarked on Lockheed Martin’s role innovating technologies that affordably train warfighters, as well as our commitment to STEM education citing our recent $2 million gift to Orange County Public Schools.
“Lockheed Martin is synonymous with Florida,” said Nelson. “Thank you for continuing to be on the cutting edge of technology as we work to ensure the security of this great nation.”
Following the ribbon cutting, the group toured the Innovation Demonstration Center for a hands-on experience across our breadth of our training and logistics capabilities.
Sen. Bill Nelson took to the skies in the F-35 cockpit demonstrator at the new Innovation Demonstration Center.
The new 20,000 square foot center is primarily used as a demonstration and collaboration area with customers to discuss their training and logistics challenges, and it is a venue to meet with industry and community partners to explore how we can work together to advance mission readiness for militaries and commercial aviation pilots. Central Florida has a rich history of innovation, especially in simulation and training.
“There is no doubt that the capabilities showcased inside the Center are impressive and present a truly immersive experience across our entire portfolio. But that is nothing compared to the impact of ensuring our servicemembers and allies are prepared to conduct their missions, and return home safely to their families,” concluded Rambeau.
Headquartered at Lockheed Martin’s East Orlando facility, the Training and Logistics Solutions business is committed to meeting critical training needs – from flying the world’s most advanced aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, to conducting ground operations and maritime missions across the globe.
February 12, 2015