Moving Forward Together
Partnership is about securing Israel's national interests while strengthening it from within.
Ongoing Industrial Collaboration
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. Originally planned to deliver over the course of 12 years, the resulting work - at a volume of $1.45 billion - was delivered in less than five. Approximately 40 Israeli companies, mainly in defense, technology, venture capital and research and development, were positively impacted by this collaboration.
A decade later, as part of the F-35 program Lockheed Martin signed Industrial Participation agreements with additional 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.
Superior Support for the Israeli Defense Force
In the Air
In order to renovate the aging fleet of the original Hercules (Rhinoceros) aircraft, the Air Force decided to acquire the innovative C-130J Super Hercules. In April 2010, Israel ordered the first C-130J and soon exercised the option to acquire an additional six. These were given the Hebrew name "Shimshon". The first Shimshon aircraft landed at the Nevatim Air Force Base in April 2014, and by the end of 2017, the remaining six were supplied to the Israeli Air Force.
Notably, Lockheed Martin has also supplied 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. Named "Adir" in Israel, the initial acquisition agreement included 19 Adir fighter jets, with the first two planes arriving in December 2016. Between November 2014 and October 2016, the government of Israel ordered an additional 31 aircraft in order to complete a second F-35 squadron. A total of 50 aircraft are projected to be delivered by 2024.
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.
Expanding Our Footprint in Israel
In late 2014, Lockheed Martin Israel doubled its office space at the Museum Tower in Tel Aviv. The company is continuing to expand its operations in several areas, as part of its long term plan to expand the local team and to develop businesses in new areas, in addition to its previous activity in the defense industry. This will be accomplished primarily by creating collaborations with industry and academia in Israel in the areas of cyber, education, research and development and more.
Global Business Operations
Our corporation, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is organized around four core business areas, three of which contribute to Israel's national security imperatives.
Missiles and Fire Control
Rotary and Mission Systems
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Sikorsky Innovations is an agile, distributed group of experts within the Engineering & Technology, as well as our academic, industry and business partners. Working together, we are leveraging the strengths of Sikorsky Aircraft to quickly and affordably solve the toughest problems in vertical flight by introducing new technologies, processes and products.
Intelligence technologies are changing the way we fly and maintain helicopters. By coupling intelligent systems with the health and usage operations that govern them, we are improving the aircraft’s safety, economics, and mission effectiveness. Sikorsky helicopters are becoming smarter, require the replacement of parts less often than other aircraft, and achieve efficiency and performance without added cost and weight. Intelligence is about revolutionizing the economic viability and utility of helicopters.
Global Scale, Enduring Alliances
From national security to citizen services and economic development, we maintain strong relationships with many international allies.
A diverse team of Lockheed Martin employees works in close collaboration with all the business divisions listed above to provide its customers with the products, technologies and services needed to solve their most complex challenges.