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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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  • U.S.-Africa summit garners over $17 billion in investment pledges

    U.S.-Africa summit garners over $17 billion in investment pledges
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African leaders on Tuesday called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than $17 billion at a Washington summit as a fresh step in the right direction. U.S. and...
  • Osceola smart sensor consortium gets funding, hires new experts

    Osceola smart sensor consortium gets funding, hires new experts
    University of Central Florida and Osceola County have made strides over the past few months on a proposal to build the Florida Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research in the Kissimmee area. The Osceola facility would focus on high-tech smart sensors,...
  • Bill gives Northrop massive tax break

    Bill gives Northrop massive tax break
    SACRAMENTO — The state Senate has rushed to the governor a massive tax break designed to boost Northrop Grumman Corp.'s chances of landing a government contract to build next-generation stealth bombers for the Air Force. Final passage of the bill,...
  • Spread the word: Salvation Army now in Zellwood

    Spread the word: Salvation Army now in Zellwood
    With some help from a local church, a group of Boy Scouts and Lockheed Martin Corp., the Salvation Army of Orlando has opened an outreach center in Zellwood. For now, the new office -- at 5538 Jones Ave. -- is open only on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection

    Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection
    There's a new effort afoot in Central Florida to connect the struggling space industry to young, innovative tech minds in Orlando, which could boost interest in space and bring fresh ideas to Kennedy Space Center. Sparked by an event over the weekend at...
  • Lockheed profit tops forecast; Orlando results mixed

    Lockheed profit tops forecast; Orlando results mixed
    Despite a small drop in sales, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s big aircraft contracts helped it post a higher second-quarter profit that topped Wall Street's forecast, the company said Tuesday. The defense giant, based in Bethesda, Md., earned $880 million, up...
  • 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...