How Lockheed Martin Helps the Army
‘Modernize to Win’ Today - For Tomorrow
Yesterday’s U.S. Army will not win tomorrow’s battles.
Lockheed Martin is doing its part to transform processes and develop new technologies that support the Army’s priorities as laid out in its
. These include Future Vertical Lift, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Long-Range Precision Fires, and the Network, as well as updates to existing systems to meet today's demands and the challenges expected tomorrow.
“We are empowering our team to connect, collaborate, and innovate with speed and agility,” said Stephanie C. Hill, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. “Together with the U.S. Army, we are delivering new capabilities to the Soldier in record time.”
Here are just a few of the ways we're helping the Army transform into a more lethal, multi-domain force.
Future Vertical Lift
How we're supporting Army modernization:
Designing and flying weapon systems with next-generation advances in reach, survivability, lethality, sustainability and unmatched growth potential.
Digital design and advanced manufacturing techniques are embedded across Lockheed Martin. The team working on
Future Vertical Lift (FVL)
embraces those concepts as they design aircraft with room for future capabilities the Army could incorporate in the decades to come.
“Our 40-plus year partnership with the U.S. Army gives us great insight into the Army mission, advanced manufacturing techniques, digital transformation, and production and sustainment,” said Jay Macklin, director, Sikorsky FVL Business Development. “We’ve been fortunate to be flying our S-97 RAIDER for more than five years. These flights have produced tremendous data that inform our flight program, help refine the design of
– the fourth member of the Sikorsky X2 Family – and reduce risk for the Army’s FARA program.”
The option to rapidly add capability to FVL aircraft is crucial to the Army’s success in future multi-domain operations.
“Multi-domain operations is all about presenting the enemy with multiple dilemmas, multiple capabilities in multiple domains with multiple services and multiple partners,” says retired Army Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, vice president, Army Programs Business Development. “FARA is one of the key dilemmas, when synchronized with long-range precision fires and complementary capabilities, to defeat the enemy at a time and place of our choosing.”