Saudi Arabia

History and Vision

“Our goal is to deliver advanced technology and security solutions to the Saudi government and commercial sector in support of Vision 2030.”

Alan Chinoda, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia

Lockheed Martin’s relationship with Saudi Arabia began in 1965 with the first delivery of the Kingdom’s C-130 Hercules airlifter. Since then, our business has diversified to other security solutions such as integrated air and missile defense, and maritime and civilian applications such as satellite communications, air traffic control and energy solutions. With more than 50 years of experience as a trusted government and industry partner with the Kingdom, our presence in the country is focused on supporting economic diversification and the realization of the national objectives defined in the Saudi Vision 2030 development plan, through the deployment of technological solutions that promote long-term growth.

Modern Operations

Today, Saudi Arabia is home to one of the largest fleets of Hercules airlifters in the world. We’ve significantly expanded our presence in the Kingdom, as we develop partnerships that have created local jobs in the security, aerospace and commercial sectors. That expansion continues today. In 2016, we officially opened our new sustainment facility, where advanced sensor systems for Saudi Arabia’s fleet of F-15 aircraft will be repaired. The new center is a collaboration with one of Saudi Arabia’s leading electronic engineering firms, Advanced Electronics Company, and represents one of many valuable partnerships – partnerships that, together with our training programs, help to unleash the energy and creativity of the Saudi people.


Saudi Vision 2030 includes a directive for the Kingdom’s defense industry to be localized. In support of efforts to build a robust national industrial base, Lockheed Martin supports the achievement of the country’s security ambitions through various strategic partnerships with leading Saudi companies.  

Programs and Capabilities for Saudi Arabia 


Lockheed Martin has specialized in Lighter Than Air (LTA) technology for over 75 years, delivering persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems to government and civil customers worldwide.


Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) selected Lockheed Martin to build Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1. Both satellites are built on a modernized A2100 common platform.

Black Hawk

The Black Hawk multirole helicopter serves with 27 armed forces around the world as a tough, reliable utility helicopter.

Cyber Solutions

Lockheed Martin is a global leader delivering full spectrum cyber capabilities -- supporting the offensive and defensive efforts of our defense and intelligence community customers. Cyber is ingrained in all aspects of the modern battlespace, and our Cyber Solutions team has the expertise to help defend and exploit enterprise IT networks, radiofrequency spectrums, and military platforms on land, sea and air. 


The C-130 has been in the Kingdom since 1965. Today, Saudi Arabia has the distinction of operating one of the world's largest fleets of Hercules airlifters. In 2016, the Kingdom received its first two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers, bringing proven and unmatched capabilities to one of the most recognized C-130 operators in the world.  


What if Energy could be… Clean. Renewable. Efficient. Reliable. Affordable. With Lockheed Martin Energy, it can. No matter what energy challenge you face, Lockheed Martin Energy can help you solve it.


HIMARS is a strategic capability, improving homeland and important asset defense while reducing overall mission costs. HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher, transportable by C-130 and larger aircraft for rapid deployment, that fires Guided MLRS and TACMS munitions.


The world's premier shoulder-fired anti-armor system, Javelin takes the fight to the enemy. Javelin automatically guides itself to the target after launch, allowing the gunner to take cover and avoid counterfire. Soldiers or Marines can reposition immediately after firing, or reload to engage another threat.

Multi-Domain Command & Control

The global landscape is rapidly evolving and information in the battlespace is moving faster than ever. It is critical that future joint battle management systems synchronize land, air, sea, space, cyber and electronic warfare tools to defend against, outmaneuver, and outfight adversaries faster than those adversaries can react.


Operational and deployed today with the U.S. Navy as the primary anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system for open ocean and littoral zones, the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter.


Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC): This lethal and highly maneuverable multi-mission ship is capable of littoral and open ocean operation. It will be based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship’s 118-meter hull and will have a range of 5,000 nautical miles and be capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots.  


Enemy tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft have met their match. Meet the Patriot Advanced Capability – 3 (PAC-3) interceptor – one of the most advanced, capable and powerful terminal air defense missiles in the world.


Q-53 Radar Systems: The solid-state phased array AN/TP-Q-53 radar system detects, classifies, tracks and determines the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes. The Q-53’s active electronically scanned array provides the foundation for multi-mission capabilities.  

Sniper ATP

What is Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP)? A targeting pod that provides superior air-to-ground and air-to-air targeting capability. A targeting pod more reliable and sustainable than any other in the field.   


TACMS is a long-range guided missile that gives operational commanders the immediate firepower to win the deep battle. Each TACMS missile is packaged in a MLRS look-alike launch pod and is fired from the MLRS Family of Launchers.


When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That’s where THAAD comes in – one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world.