Missile Defense



THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE.
 

THE HIGHEST STAKES DEMAND THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PRECISION    

Shooting a missile down with a missile was once a concept only dreamed up in science fiction novels. We’ve made it scientific fact.

So what does it take to spot an enemy missile launch, identify its intended target, calculate its exact trajectory, launch an interceptor and guide it to destroy the threat in mid-air? All in a matter of seconds? It’s not easy – but at Lockheed Martin, we help customers solve the world’s most complex challenges. Here’s how.

 

 

 


THE ELEMENTS OF DEFENSE




 

WHAT WE BRING TO THE FIELD
                   
         INTEGRATED APPROACH
We see the whole picture. From targets and interceptors, to satellites, radars, seekers and command and control solutions – Lockheed Martin’s technology is embedded in every facet
of the missile defense architecture. We use that holistic expertise to drive seamless integration between all missile defense assets, improving reliability, affordability and ease of use.
           INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING
The missile defense challenge is an engineering challenge. And that’s what we do best. To counter advancing threats, we pioneered hit-to-kill technology, advanced cyber security and improved interceptor accuracy, lethality, range and reliability.
              
   
PROVEN PERFORMANCE

As the world leader in missile defense, our systems have achieved more than 100 successful intercepts in combat and flight testing since 1984 – more than any other company – and 50 successful target missions since 1996.
 
       
GLOBAL COOPERATION

Partnerships are an important part of how we do business. Supporting the U.S. Government and allies around the world, we consider our customers’ unique missions as our own, continuously improving our products capabilities to meet their evolving threats.

 
   
LAYERED DEFENSE

The best defense has layers. Our systems provide multi-tier defenses that work in concert to defeat incoming threats from boost to ballistic.
 

       
PRECISION and ACCURACY

We meet challenges head on. Our hit-to-kill interceptors have the agility and accuracy to directly destroy threats. Every time.

 
                 

 


 

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