15 Highlights from Lockheed Martin’s First Quarter 2023
April 18, 2023
1) Moving Forward Together
The Royal Canadian Air Force will receive 88 F-35A multirole stealth fighters, a sustainment solution tailored to Canada's sovereign requirements and a comprehensive training program.
2) Advancing Hypersonic Strike Capabilities
The U.S. military is doing what it has never done before: integrating a hypersonic weapon system to a naval platform. We’re helping to bring that capability to the sea, undersea and land domains by the mid-to-late 2020s.
3) Supporting Global Deterrence
We delivered a shipment of PAC-3 interceptors to Poland. PAC-3 MSE’s advanced capabilities will play a vital role in the country’s multi-layered air and missile defense system.
4) 100 Years of Innovation
One hundred years ago, immigrant and aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky founded Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company on a chicken farm near Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York. Now a Lockheed Martin company, we strive to continue Igor’s dream, to deliver flight solutions that bring people home, everywhere, every time.
5) Falcon Forward: A New Era
The newest and most advanced F-16 Block 70 rolled off the production line in Greenville, South Carolina, had a successful first flight and celebrated a delivery ceremony with the Kingdom of Bahrain.
7) Building Sovereign Capability
The Australian Government announced the purchase of twenty HIMARS and associated hardware. As we continue to grow the critical partnership with Australia, HIMARS will provide the Australian Defence Force with unmatched mobile land-based firepower.
8) Accelerating Innovation
We achieved first light from the Directed Energy Interceptor for the Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System (DEIMOS) system, which verifies that the laser’s optical performance parameters align with the system design parameters. This demonstration is a crucial milestone along the path to helping the U.S. Army perform its DE M-SHORAD mission, which is intended to deliver a maneuverable laser system capable of negating unmanned aerial systems, rotary-wing aircraft and rockets, artillery and mortars.
9) Constellation Modernization
The sixth Global Positioning System III satellite designed and built by our engineers has been launched and is propelling to its operational orbit approximately 12,550 miles above Earth, where it will contribute to the ongoing modernization of the U.S. Space Force's GPS constellation.
10) Advancing Hypersonics
In January, DARPA announced the success of the final Hypersonic Air breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) flight test. This was the second successful flight test for this joint program.
11) The Modern Solution for True Heavy Lift
Sikorsky delivered two CH-53K helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps and is on track to deliver more in 2023. These CH-53K heavy lift helicopters join the seven already in operation at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
12) One Aircraft, Many Missions
We delivered the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF), commemorating a new era in Hercules operations for this longtime C-130 operator.
13) 5,000 Hawks
Sikorsky delivered its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk. The iconic aircraft will continue to support medium-lift requirements for the U.S. military and international operators for decades into the future. Australia will also acquire 40 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks this year.
14) Making the Most of On-Orbit Time
To help future developers of commercial satellite constellations plan missions and operate their systems, we are now offering commercial licenses to its proven Horizon™ Command & Control (C2) and Compass™ Mission Planning software. This software provides mission critical capabilities for small, medium or large constellations, which includes orbit management, autonomous operations and formation flying.
15) Mission Focused: Ramping Up Production
The demand for 21st Century Security products is greater than ever to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. military and its allies. To stay ahead of need, Lockheed Martin is working with speed and adaptability, using digital engineering, agile practices and a mission-driven workforce.