Lockheed Martin Corporation Overview
March 20, 2017 -- As Lockheed Martin grows, our business infrastructure continues to evolve. Due to the dynamic nature of today’s aerospace and defense industry, certain business unit realignments become necessary to best serve our domestic and international customers. This can sometimes make it difficult for our suppliers to keep track of which sites belong to each business unit, which business unit owns each program, etc. With 97,000 employees spread out over 70 countries in 590+ facilities worldwide, knowing where all these pieces fit can be a daunting task. Below is an overview of our four core business areas along with a listing of their major sites and programs.
Overview: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics delivers breakthrough capabilities and landmark aircraft that continually redefine flight. For more than 100 years, Aeronautics has been designing, building and sustaining the finest military aircraft in the world.
Main Sites: Aeronautics is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Marietta, Georgia and Palmdale, California.
Major Programs: Aeronautics’ programs focus primarily on the advancement of Tactical
Fighters, Tactical / Strategic Airlift, Advanced Development and Sustained Operations. They
include JSF F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules.
Missiles and Fire Control
Overview: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries. In addition, they offer a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives.
Main Sites: MFC is headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Orlando, Florida and Archbald, Pennsylvania.
Major Programs: MFC’s main programs support Air and Missile Defense, Tactical Missiles, Fire Control, Combat Maneuver Systems and Energy. They include Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).
Rotary and Mission Systems
Overview: Formerly known as Mission Systems and Training (MST), Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) provides surface, air and undersea applications for U.S. military and international customers. The recent acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation further strengthens RMS’s position as a leader in the aerospace industry.
Main Sites: RMS is headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey. Additional production and operations facilities include Stratford, Connecticut Sikorsky); West Palm Beach, Florida (Sikorsky); Owego, New York; Orlando, Florida, and Syracuse, New York.
Major Programs: RMS programs focus on the fields of Maritime Solutions, Radar and Surveillance Systems, Aviation Systems, Rotorcraft Platforms and Training and Logistics Solutions. Programs include Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), Remote Minehunting System (RMS) and UH-60 Black Hawk.
Space Systems Company
Overview: Space is a demanding environment and with systems built by Lockheed Martin, space is where the future takes flight, through partnerships that raise global communications, weather forecasting, space exploration and national security to new levels.
Main Sites: SSC is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with additional sites in Sunnyvale, California; Santa Cruz, California and Huntsville, Alabama.
Major Programs: SSC works towards advancements in the fields of Surveillance and Navigation, Strategic and Defensive Systems, Deep Space Exploration and Global Communications. Their main programs include Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).