United Arab Emirates
Lockheed Martin is proud to partner with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a variety of programs and capabilities. Whether its air and missile defense or systems integration or tactical aircraft, Lockheed Martin offers the most advanced capabilities to meet the UAE’s most challenging global security needs.
In addition to delivering programs and capabilities, Lockheed Martin also strives to better the communities in which we live and work. We feel it’s important to support local industry and our local communities.
In 2011, Lockheed Martin joined the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC) joint venture to support the maintenance of Emirati military aircraft.
In addition, in October 2011 Lockheed Martin hosted an Industry Collaboration Forum to look for new areas to collaborate with local Emirati businesses.
Lockheed Martin supports STEM education in the UAE. As part of a continuing partnership, Lockheed Martin and Khalifa University hosted an Innovation Summit in December 2012 to encourage interest and collaboration in the field of engineering.
Lockheed Martin and Khalifa University are also collaborating on big data analytics research and development needed for the discovery of complex, evolving activities with many components in streams of social network data.
In addition, Lockheed Martin supports Emirati organizations such as the Arab Youth Venture Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientific researchers, engineers, inventors, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in the region.
Lockheed Martin in the UAE
Lockheed Martin's regional headquarters for the Middle East is located in Abu Dhabi.
The office is led by Regional President Charles "Willy" Moore, Jr. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2004, Mr. Moore completed a distinguished 36-year Navy career and rose to the rank of Vice Admiral serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics and as Commander, United States Fifth Fleet and Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command.
In April 2011, Lockheed Martin hosted a group of interns from the Arab Youth Venture Foundation for an engineering workshop. At the workshop, the interns from Al Hosn University and Higher Colleges of Technology learned side-by-side with Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) participants.