Lockheed Martin has maintained a presence in New Delhi for more than 20 years. With the Indian economy growing at more than 8 percent and the simultaneous strengthening of the Indo-U.S. relationship in the past decade, Lockheed Martin has increased its presence in India. In 2005, the Corporation expanded its office to better support the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and its global security needs.
In addition to programs and capabilities, Lockheed Martin also supports corporate social responsibility activities such as our flagship effort, the India Innovation and Growth Program (IIGP). In addition, we support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives including a partnership with Delhi Technological University’s award winning UAV design team. We also sponsor Science and Inventor’s Fairs at local elementary schools, encouraging younger students to develop an interest in science and engineering education.
Today, Lockheed Martin’s largest program in India is the C-130J Super Hercules, the first major military contract between the U.S. and India in more than 40 years. India has joined the growing list of first time C-130 operators with 72 countries now operating the aircraft. In addition, Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems have formed a joint venture company in India, Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, for manufacturing airframe components for the C-130J.