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Lockheed Martin Corp.

Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lockheed Martin Corp. is the nation's largest defense contractor. Lockheed Martin employs nearly 11,000 employees, more than half of them (6,500) in metro Orlando, where it is Central Florida's largest industrial employer.

Lockheed Martin produces some of the most sophisticated military hardware in the world at its Orlando operations, which include the following (in order of size): Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support; and Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems. The missiles unit is known worldwide for its production of guided missiles, weapons targeting and aircraft night-vision navigation systems. The simulation division i...
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Lockheed Martin Corp. is the nation's largest defense contractor. Lockheed Martin employs nearly 11,000 employees, more than half of them (6,500) in metro Orlando, where it is Central Florida's largest industrial employer.

Lockheed Martin produces some of the most sophisticated military hardware in the world at its Orlando operations, which include the following (in order of size): Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support; and Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems. The missiles unit is known worldwide for its production of guided missiles, weapons targeting and aircraft night-vision navigation systems. The simulation division is a global player in high-tech training systems for air and ground combat forces and commanders. The enterprise unit is Lockheed's computer tech services operation for the entire corporation.

Nationwide, the Bethesda, Md.-based company is known for producing military aircraft, missiles, rockets, advanced electronics, satellites and NASA systems (including production of the space shuttle's external fuel tank). Lockheed posted more than $2.5 billion in profit on sales of nearly $40 billion in 2006. It has 140,000 employees worldwide, including New York, Texas, Florida, California and other major states.

Lockheed Martin formed in 1995 from the merger of Lockheed Corp. and Martin Marietta Corp., during an era of dramatic consolidation in the defense industry after the end of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. Prior to the Lockheed Martin merger, Lockheed was based in Calabasas, CA., and Martin was based in Bethesda. Martin Marietta's predecessor --The Glenn Martin Co.-- opened a missiles factory in Orlando in 1957, creating 2,700 jobs in what was then just a citrus town.
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  • Gov. Brown approves Lockheed-Boeing tax-credit offer

    Gov. Brown approves Lockheed-Boeing tax-credit offer
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday put the finishing touch on a deal crafted with lawmakers to give aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a $420-million tax break if it helps build new stealth bombers in California. Brown signed into law a bill by two...
  • Chinese citizen charged in plot to steal U.S. military data

    A Chinese citizen was charged with plotting to steal data from U.S. defense contractors, including a successful hack of Boeing Co.'s computer system, amid an expanding crackdown on industrial espionage by China. Su Bin, the owner of a Chinese aviation...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights

    Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights
    In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
  • Parking revenue at Bob Hope hits turbulence

    Parking revenue at Bob Hope hits turbulence
    Bob Hope Airport officials said this week they want to better understand the “troubling” fluctuations in parking revenue. “Historically, the number of passengers that would come in any given month was more or less reflective of the...
  • Air Force taking bids to launch spy satellites for 1st time in decade

    For the first time in a decade, the Air Force has opened up a rocket competition to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The Air Force released a request for proposal on Tuesday to companies that want to...
  • SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites

    Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm announced Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after...
  • Tesla tax break for building battery factory buried in aerospace bill

    Tesla tax break for building battery factory buried in aerospace bill
    Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California. The potential savings is buried in...
  • The oxymoron of peace

    "At the same time, values and ideas which were considered universal, such as cooperation, mutual aid, international social justice and peace as an encompassing paradigm are also becoming irrelevant." Maybe this piercing observation by Roberto Savio,...
  • To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key

     To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key
    Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit to its aerospace rival Northrop Grumman. Their...
  • Fort Meade: Hiring matchup helps separating servicemembers find local jobs

    About $84 million is spent in Army unemployment benefits quarterly. This is the price tag associated with veterans transitioning to civilian careers. As a result, the Regional Growth Management Committee, Fort Meade's Army Community Service and the...
  • Lockheed Martin delivers first F-16 to Iraq

    Lockheed Martin delivers first F-16 to Iraq
    It would’ve been unthinkable before 2003: a major U.S. contractor delivering a sophisticated warplane to Iraq. That’s what happened this week, punctuated by a ceremony Thursday at Lockheed Martin’s plant in Fort Worth, Texas....
  • B-2 stealth bomber made its maiden flight 25 years ago

     B-2 stealth bomber made its maiden flight 25 years ago
    The radar-evading B-2 stealth bomber has been called one of the greatest achievements in military technology. With its distinctive “flying wing” design, the B-2 has a wingspan nearly as long as the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and yet it on radar it...