Catch Up Quick: Fourth Quarter 2023

Catch Up Quick: Fourth Quarter 2023

January 23, 2024

Out of the Lab, Into the Field

For the first time, Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL® Unified Network Solutions performed as a secure, resilient, tactical and commercial network to support Joint All-Domain Operations. The demonstration is a significant step toward ensuring the U.S. Department of Defense has seamless access to critical information.

Rolling off the Production Line

The first F-35A Lightning II was presented to Belgian government and military leaders. This marks a historic moment for the Belgian Air Force and strengthens our relationship with a key NATO ally. 

Reaching Modernization Milestones

This quarter, we reached major milestones supporting Army modernization. The first Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) was delivered to provide a long-range precision fires capability and PAC-3 successfully integrated with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) radar to defend against an Air Breathing Threat (ABT).


An Award-Winning Quarter

Rapid Dragon
  • Lockheed Martin’s industry-leading capabilities received various awards this quarter, recognizing the corporation’s innovation driven vision:
  • OSIRIS-REx was named the 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Colorado by The Colorado Chamber of Commerce, received the National Space Club and Foundation’s 2024 Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy and won the Civil Space Achievement of the Year Award.
  • Rapid Dragon was recognized as Aviation Week’s Top Overall Program in 2023
  • ARRW and Orion received Aviation Week’s OEM Systems Design and Development Award 

One Step Closer to First Flight

Sikorsky’s RAIDER X® team installed the U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. This final phase of the RAIDER X build brings us one step closer to completing the weapon system that will support the Army’s mission for deep sensing capability and unsurpassed networking, connecting soldiers and the joint force to the information they need to complete their missions.

Excelling at Game-Changing Capabilities

Extended Range GMRLS is one step closer to being fielded by the U.S. Army after completing a final System Qualification Test in a six-mission series.

Paving the Way with Artemis I

In the fourth quarter, Lockheed Martin celebrated the successful 1.4-million-mile mission of NASA’s Artemis I. The Orion spacecraft launched the Artemis era and paved the way for future human deep space exploration capabilities.

A Flyby Surprise

On Nov 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, discovered not one but two asteroids during its first successful flyby. This discovery is just the beginning to uncovering the origins of our solar system.

Best-of-the-Best Production Technologies

Lockheed Martin opened a $16.5M engineering facility at its Huntsville, AL campus, introducing more capabilities for missile defense innovation in North Alabama.

MSIL Ribbon Cutting

Next-Gen Defense at Light Speed

In October 2023, the U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin to develop and deliver up to four 300 kW-class laser weapon systems to its Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) prototype program. This directed energy technology will bring additional speed, agility, and 21st Century Security solutions to the Army.

Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Milestone

Lockheed Martin supported a successful test of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) pod's capabilities on an MH-60R, in partnership with the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Tests and demonstrations for AOEW will continue in 2024.


Bowl for the Brave

For the past ten years, Lockheed Martin has been a proud sponsor of the Armed Forces Bowl. It is an important way that Lockheed Martin celebrates patriotism and recognizes the efforts of our armed forces from all six branches of the military. This year’s champions are the Air Force Falcons.

LM Armed Forces Bowl

A Hint of Home

This holiday season, Lockheed Martin partnered with the USO to assemble care packages for our service members deployed across the globe and connect them with a piece of home.

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