Featured Stories of Innovation in the UK

For over 100 years, Lockheed Martin has been at the forefront of innovation. From the space race to missions to Mars, the birth of aviation to hypersonic and stealth technology, Rosie the Riveter to advanced manufacturing, our stories are the stories of history—and the future. Read our feature stories to find out how your mission is ours.
The recent 2024 Cateran Yomp showcased unwavering commitment and endurance. Trekking through rugged terrain for up to 24 hours, participants exemplified the true spirit of determination.
More than 200 people from across the globe gathered for the North East Space Conference, which showcased the growth in the sector and highlighted the exciting work already taking place in the region and beyond.
Legacy Lockheed Martin companies were closely linked with providing the aircraft needed for the Britain’s war efforts from 1938, including establishing manufacturing and support sites around the UK from early in the war.
Lockheed Martin UK added its expertise to a prestigious panel discussion about sustainability in space – and what that means for security.
The House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) report ‘Ready for War?’, published on 4 February 2024, painted an honest picture of the UK armed forces’ operational, warfighting and strategic readiness.
How big do militaries need to be? Utilising robotics and automation to refine vulnerability and lethality data and it’s impact on force structure.
Ant, Senior Engineer for SkyKeeper, Lockheed Martin UK’s designed and developed Ground Based Air Defence Command and Control system, shares his experience of being deployed to Project Convergence (PC), Capstone 24.
Nik Smith, director of Lockheed Martin Space UK, is committed to advancing the UK’s space industry by reinforcing the importance of robust and innovative ground level communications to operate missions successfully in space.
In today's complex battlespace GBAD capabilities need to be more maneuverable & flexible. Our SkyKeeper Command & Control Form Factors bring Users a system that's fully adaptive & agile, making it highly deployable and tactical in all scenarios.
The British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme calls for the delivery of an integrated, expeditionary and digitalised Army Collective Training Service (ACTS).
This week we are celebrating National Engineering Day, which takes place on 1st November, by shining a spotlight on the engineering excellence and expertise of our people that are helping our customers solve really complex challenges.
Advanced defence capability requires both parties to work together to be successful.
Proposal spells hundreds of high-tech jobs for UK workers and industry
This blog shares the way Lockheed Martin UK supports its Early Careers to ensure tomorrow’s talent pipeline doesn’t run dry, and how the focused career development plans put in place for the graduates, apprentices and placement students that come through the doors, underpins their growth path and career progression.
Nyomi, who is now a Production Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Ampthill facility in Bedfordshire, says her Apprenticeship gave her the opportunity to do a range of rotations in different areas across the Ampthill business.
The success of any mission relies heavily on integration, intelligence, surveillance and data. Real time data is indispensable in today’s complex and congested environment – the right level and timely situational awareness is key to precise and efficient decision making. Lockheed Martin’s Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) capability does exactly that. By streaming real time, filtered data direct to the user, LEAPP provides operators at all levels with the ability to efficiently and effectively coordinate, plan, decision make and strike.
Lockheed Martin is proud to sponsor a scholarship for the Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP) each year. In 2021, that scholarship went to Tim Mabon, from (Oswestry, UK). Tim shares his experience with the FSDP program and the benefits he gained from it.
Lockheed Martin’s site at Ampthill in Bedfordshire is home to some the company’s most advanced digital manufacturing processes and technical expertise in the UK.
Lockheed Martin’s young engineering talent are bringing their skills and technical expertise to the judging panel of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge.
New Report Highlights How UK Can Seize The Moment To Become A Leading Space Nation
The Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) is the British Army’s live trial of emerging military technologies and tools – bringing together industry and military experts to test new technology and improve Army capability.
Lockheed Martin Corporation has a strong tradition of employing military veterans – in fact one in five of our employees has served in uniform.
A look back at Lockheed Martin’s role in the British war effort as we approach the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on 8 May 2020.
This year, the Royal Air Force, the world’s first independent air force celebrates its centenary. We look back at how Lockheed Martin has supported the RAF from its early days.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA. A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow.
LONGBOW LLC and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide LONGBOW Fire Control Radar hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 and 8 plus three international customers.
Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems are joining forces to provide the NATO Alliance with a territorial Ballistic Missile Defence command and control capability.
To expedite decision making in today’s threat environment, commanders need the ability to quickly transform terabytes of data received from unconnected systems into intelligence.
Exechon Enterprises L.L.C., a joint venture company, has sold an XMini industrial robotic manufacturing tool to REFCO Metals, a UAE-based manufacturer of aluminum assemblies for luxury automobiles.
Lockheed Martin today at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced the sale of an S-76D™ aircraft to the Government of Maharashtra in India. The announcement came during the Farnborough International Airshow.
Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., of Israel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate potential markets and customer requirements for Rafael's Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE™) missile guidance kits.
The UK Space Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to help implement its vision for the UK Spaceflight Programme.
Lockheed Martin will showcase its LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018, held in Farnborough, England, July 16-22.
The United Kingdom has welcomed home its first four F-35B advanced fighter aircraft, which will be flown by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
More than 1,500 high school students visited Lockheed Martin facilities across the globe on April 21 to compete in a Code Quest competition testing their computer programming skills.
GLOUCESTER, England, July 13, 2017 – A new facility designed to help tackle cyber-crime in the UK has opened in Gloucester as part of a £3 million investment by Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin UK has reaffirmed its commitment to being a forces friendly employer by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant with an enhanced pledge.
Lockheed Martin to develop UK launch operations from Shetland Space Centre on the island of Unst.