Lockheed Martin: Space, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Mission & Info Systems, ULA Partner

We envision a bright future defined by progress, enriched by discovery and powered by innovation. At Lockheed Martin, we’re engineering a better tomorrow. Because we solve the great problems of our times. We create the innovative technologies that define eras.

Lockheed Martin History
Alan and Malcom Lockheed and Glenn L. Martin
Over one hundred years ago, on August 16, 1912, Glenn L. Martin established the Glenn L. Martin Company in Los Angeles, California. He started the company after building his first plane in a rented church, where he took a leap of faith on his risky but innovative new aircraft design at the urging of none other than Orville Wright.

History of Lockheed MartinFour months later and four hundred miles away, on December 19, 1912, Allan and Malcolm Lockheed founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, later renamed the Lockheed Aircraft Company. Talented mechanics, they set up shop out of a  garage, constructing seaplanes that would shatter speed and distance records for overwater flights.

A church and a garage. These were humble beginnings. But these were also men of unrelenting vision and unwavering purpose.

The gift that Martin and the Lockheed brothers shared was a unique ability to look past the obstacles of today to the promise of a brighter tomorrow. And they knew – as we’ve known for 100 years – that innovation, performance and purpose were the keys to accelerating that tomorrow.

 Accelerating Tomorrow
To mark our 100th anniversary, we’re looking back at the innovations and achievements that helped our customers rise to some of the world’s most vital challenges. And we’ll look forward — to emerging global challenges and the technology that will shape our world for the next 100 years.
P-38 Lightning World War Two Aircraft Lockheed Martin Historical Programs To learn more about out Centennial, check out the timeline of Lockheed Martin's history

Space Systems – Space is a demanding environment. But 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.  Delivering vital space capabilities is all a question of how. And it is the how that makes all the difference.

Our first Google Hangout took place July 29 in support of an Orion fairing separation test. Using a series of precisely-timed, explosive charges and mechanisms, the Orion program will evaluate design changes we’ve made to the spacecraft’s fairing separation system.Joint Ventures: United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.

Lockheed Martin Orion Separation Test

AF-4, Flt 70, Vincent "Ice" Caterina, KC-10 AAR Eval Deck 1 & 3, ISB, Edwards AFB, Ca., 26 October 2011

Aeronautics Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, home of the world renowned SkunkWorks®, 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. Aeronautics is committed to the relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft, seeking innovative, low-cost design and manufacturing strategies, and delivering operational readiness for our customer’s missions to ensure continued relevancy for the life cycle of our products.

Skunk Works® Magic

Something magical happens when a group of people unite in the pursuit of a common purpose and challenge what’s thought to be impossible. At the Skunk Works®, magic happens every day in the form of technological innovation and thoughtful solutions driven by our customers’ mission.

Information Systems & Global SolutionsInformation Systems & Global Solutions – The information age is creating new challenges and opportunities for the 17,000 highly skilled technical professionals comprising Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS). Our customers are the most complex business and government organizations in the world. They require actionable data to make critical decisions. When information matters most.  Secure, engineer, manage, analyze and apply key information for our customers—that’s what we do. With $7.8 billion in sales in 2014, IS&GS has been the No. 1 government services provider for more than 20 years.  Lockheed Martin is delivering on the promise of mission value to meet the challenge of ever-expanding amounts of information.

Wireless Communications, Cost Savings

Lockheed Martin is helping to improve communications and drive cost savings at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site.

Hand Held MissileMissiles and Fire Contro– 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. MFC develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket, manned and unmanned systems for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, NASA and dozens of foreign allies. MFC also offers a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives. MFC offers the vital capabilities needed to provide our war fighting and civilian customers the products and services they need in their defining moments.

Missiles and Fire Control

High Tech U.S. Navy Warship Mission Systems and Training – Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) provides surface, air and undersea applications on more than 460 programs for U.S. military and international customers. The same expertise we provide to military customers is being applied to increase capabilities of U.S. and international civilian agencies. Our vision for MST is to set performance standards for our customers worldwide, every day with the best people, best systems, and best services.

ALIS Takes F-35 Fleet Management to New Heights

The Autonomic Logistics Information System, or ALIS, is the operations management backbone for the F-35 Lightning II. Pilots plan and debrief missions, and sustainment professionals maintain the F-35 using ALIS.