In November 2004, Lockheed Martin completed its undertaking for industrial collaboration with Israeli companies and for offset acquisitions in Israel as part of the Peace Marble V program. The industrial collaboration - at a volume of $1.45 billion - was completed within less than five years, significantly earlier than the 12 years in the original plan. This industrial collaboration contributed to approximately 40 Israeli companies, most of which in the defense industries, along with high-tech companies, venture capital funds and research and development institutions.
Lockheed Martin has also assisted in strengthening the IDF ground forces. The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) manufactured by Lockheed Martin is used by the IDF ground forces and introduced new capabilities in the 1980s for providing artillery assistance in the battlefield. Lockheed Martin has also supplied radars, rockets, fire control and guidance systems, laser pointers and pods, while also lending support to training, air traffic control and weather forecasting, to name but a few of our diverse activities.
In order to renovate the aging fleet of the original Hercules (Rhinoceros) aircraft, the Air Force has decided to acquire innovative C-130J Super Hercules airplanes. In April 2010, Israel ordered the first C-130J aircraft and exercised the option to acquire six additional C-130J ones, that were given the Hebrew name Samson. The first Samson landed at the Nevatim Air Force Base in April 2014, and by the end of 2016, additional 5 aircraft were supplied to the Israeli Air Force, the 7th will be delivered in 2017.
Lockheed Martin will also be supplying the Israel Air Force with fifth-generation fighter jets, following the decision of the Israeli government in September 2010 to select the F-35 Lightning II fighter that was named Adir in Israel. The initial acquisition agreement included 19 Adir fighter jets, at a total cost of approximately $2.7 billion, with the first two planes were delivered in December 2016. In November 2014, the government of Israel decided to acquire 14 additional Adir fighters and in October 2016 additional 17 aircraft were ordered to complete a second F-35 squadron, a total of 50 aircraft to be delivered yearly until 2022.
As part of the F-35 program as well, Lockheed Martin signed Industrial Participation agreements with Israeli defense companies. In early November 2014, a new production line for F-35 wing boxes was inaugurated at Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). As part of the contract Lockheed Martin, IAI will manufacture over 800 pairs of wing skins over the course of 15 years, at a total financial volume of approximately $2.5 billion. In addition, several agreements of industrial participation are already being conducted with additional Israeli companies, including Elbit Systems, Cyclone, Tadiran and others. The collaboration between Lockheed Martin and Israeli industries is expected to exceed $4 billion. According to the Ministry of Defense, by the end of 2016, US$933 million worth of agreements were signed.
Expansion of Lockheed Martin Israel
Global Business Operations
The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Division is famous for its ability to build the best military aircraft in the world. This reputation stems from the endless research and development invested by the Division in the development of high-performance aircraft and in its endless pursuit to locate and implement innovative design and manufacturing strategies. The following aircraft are currently produced by the company: F-16, F-35, and C-130J.
Missiles and Fire Control
The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Division is well-known for the accurate combat, space and defense systems it designs, develops and manufactures for the military forces of the United States and its allies. The Division develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat systems, missiles, rockets, manned and unmanned systems for various military forces and entities, such as: The Navies, Air Force, Marines and Armed Forces of the United States, NASA and dozens of allies of the United States. The Division also supplies a wide range of products and services to the global civilian nuclear energy industry and to military green energy ventures. With over 50 product and service lines across 50 countries, the various products and services manufactured by the MFC Division provide fighting forces and civilian customers with the crucial capabilities they require at critical moments.
Rotary and Mission Systems
Following the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft late last year and incorporating it in the Mission Systems and Training business area, Lockheed Martin has now decided to rename this growing business area, establishing Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS).
The Rotary and Mission Systems portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR, and training and logistics systems. RMS is led by executive vice president Frank St. John.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the division employs more than 35,000, including approximately 10 percent outside the U.S. to include Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and other countries.
Space is a demanding environment. But with Lockheed Martin systems, space becomes a place where the future takes flight, through business partnerships that take global communication capabilities, weather forecasting, space research and national security to new levels. Provision of crucial space capabilities, such as: Space launches, commercial and government satellites, and strategic missiles - all revolve around the question "How?". And it is the "How" that makes all the difference. Lockheed Martin invests considerable resources in exploring the far reaches of the universe, so as to enable an expansion of the envelope of human knowledge, to reach ever deeper into space and towards lofty discoveries that will serve as inspiration for generations to come.
About Lockheed Martin International
Lockheed Martin International was established by Lockheed Martin as part of its customer-focused business strategy, with the intention of strengthening the existing business relations with international customers and partners in approximately 70 nations worldwide in which the company operates, while also expanding its global operations and developing new business partnerships.
Lockheed Martin International works in close collaboration with all the Lockheed Martin business divisions in order to provide its global customers with the range of products, technologies and services offered by the company as a solution for their various needs in national security, citizen services and economic development - starting with F-35, C-130J aircraft and missile protection systems, through to cyber security solutions and civilian services. The Lockheed Martin International organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; has corporate offices in Ottawa, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Canberra; and regional offices in Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul.