Israel: What We Do
Lockheed Martin is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of military aircraft. Lockheed Martin's aircraft leadership is earned through relentless research and development of high-performance combat, air mobility and reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. We also provide world-class training, focused logistics support, and advanced targeting and navigation technologies to enable the right people with the right skills to be in the right place at the right time with the right information and the right munitions to accomplish their missions.
As a premier systems integrator, Lockheed Martin puts it all together to create an integrated system of system where that the value of the whole is greater than sum of its parts.
Our global business operations are divided into five capability divisions:
The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Division is famous for its ability to build the best military aircraft in the world. This reputation stems from the endless research and development invested by the Division in the development of high-performance aircraft and in its endless pursuit to locate and implement innovative design and manufacturing strategies. The following aircraft are currently produced by the company: F-16, F-35, and C-130J.
Missiles and Fire Control
The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Division is well-known for the accurate combat, space and defense systems it designs, develops and manufactures for the military forces of the United States and its allies. The Division develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat systems, missiles, rockets, manned and unmanned systems for various military forces and entities, such as: The Navies, Air Force, Marines and Armed Forces of the United States, NASA and dozens of allies of the United States. The Division also supplies a wide range of products and services to the global civilian nuclear energy industry and to military green energy ventures. With over 50 product and service lines across 50 countries, the various products and services manufactured by the MFC Division provide fighting forces and civilian customers with the crucial capabilities they require at critical moments.
Space is a demanding environment. But with Lockheed Martin systems, space becomes a place where the future takes flight, through business partnerships that take global communication capabilities, weather forecasting, space research and national security to new levels. Provision of crucial space capabilities, such as: Space launches, commercial and government satellites, and strategic missiles - all revolve around the question "How?". And it is the "How" that makes all the difference. Lockheed Martin invests considerable resources in exploring the far reaches of the universe, so as to enable an expansion of the envelope of human knowledge, to reach ever deeper into space and towards lofty discoveries that will serve as inspiration for generations to come.
Rotary and Mission Systems
Following the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft late last year and incorporating it in the Mission Systems and Training business area, Lockheed Martin has now decided to rename this growing business area, establishing Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS).
The Rotary and Mission Systems portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR, and training and logistics systems. RMS is led by executive vice president Dale Bennett.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the division employs more than 35,000, including approximately 10 percent outside the U.S. to include Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and other countries.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Lockheed Martin has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft. Aligned under the Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems (R&MS) business segment, Sikorsky Aircraft is now known as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.
The acquisition advances Lockheed Martin’s commitment to provide its customers with mission-ready solutions that are affordable and efficient, while expanding its core business into the growing areas of helicopter production and sustainment. Sikorsky’s ability to leverage Lockheed Martin’s scale will ensure it remains a technology leader at the forefront of vertical lift.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will retain its headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut. The line of business employs nearly 15,000 employees in 11 countries. Its helicopters are used by all five branches of the U.S. armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations.
Lockheed Martin STEM Activities in Israel
Lockheed Martin believes that the advancement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education requires close cooperation between industry, educators, policy makers and families. As a market leader, Lockheed Martin, which employs some 56,000 engineers, scientists and IT experts, is committed to working with these groups to develop programs that teach and inspire the scientists and technology professionals of tomorrow.
The future growth of Israel’s economy will require a constant supply of highly-trained, highly-capable technical talent and Lockheed Martin is proud of the collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Rashi Foundation to promote STEM related programs for kindergarten throughout high school.
Kindergarden: MadaKids, the first Lockheed Martin technology kindergarden was inaugurated in Beer Sheva on October 2015. The goal of this initiative is to develop the children’s scientific and technological literacy and thinking skills and increase their scholastic confidence and serve as a model for technology education in the pre-school years throughout Israel, potentially helping to create a new generation of technologically literate citizen. MadaKids is a partnership of Lockheed Martin, the Beer Sheba and Kiryat Malachi Municipalities, the Rashi Foundation, Israel’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science. The second technology kindergarden was opened in Kyriat Gat on December 2016.
Primary School: Lockheed Martin sponsored the Israel FIRST LEGO JUNIOR LEAGUE finals with the participation of 200 third and fourth graders from fprimary schools in the Tel Aviv area. In addition, budget have been approved for a continuation program for the pupils that participated in the technology kindergartens in Beer Sheva and in Kiryat Malachi, a Robotics curriculum is currently being prepared by the Rashi Foundation.
Middle School: The Israel Ministry of Education, Rashi Foundation and Lockheed Martin partnered to create a girls only cyber summer camps in Israel. The camps are focused on increasing the number of girls entering and remaining in the Israeli high school cyber programs with the goal to increase the female human capital in the cyber workforce by creating a national female cyber community. The camps were held in August 2015 and 2016, with the participation of over 200 girls transitioning from the 9th to 10th grade.
High School: Lockheed Martin sponsored SkillZ, Israel’s first national high school cyber competition. The competition was created by the Israel Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Cyber Command and the Rashi Foundation, with the objective to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in computer science and cyber. Over 2000 students from seventy high schools across Israel participated at the competition.
Lockheed Martin International was established by Lockheed Martin as part of its customer-focused business strategy, with the intention of strengthening the existing business relations with international customers and partners in approximately 70 nations worldwide in which the company operates, while also expanding its global operations and developing new business partnerships.
Lockheed Martin International works in close collaboration with all the Lockheed Martin business divisions in order to provide its global customers with the range of products, technologies and services offered by the company as a solution for their various needs in national security, citizen services and economic development - starting with F-35, C-130J aircraft and missile protection systems, through to cyber security solutions and civilian services. The Lockheed Martin International organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; has corporate offices in Ottawa, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Canberra; and regional offices in Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul.