Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s largest defense companies and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is recognized for Business Expansion and Research and Development in the 2022 Army Technology Excellence Awards.

The company has been engaged in a number of projects relating to ground equipment during the research period with a particular focus on defense systems and interceptors. Examples include securing a $74 million contract to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), which is expected to be deployed by 2025.

The company also conducted US Army-led flight tests of its PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor and PAC-3 cost reduction initiative (CRI) interceptor, with the flight tests demonstrating the upgrades to its PAC-3 MSE interceptor and confirming the reliability of PAC-3 CRI. During testing, a PAC-3 MSE intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target. This validated missile and launcher software and hardware component upgrades.

Lockheed also delivered the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system’s ground equipment to the US Army, which forms part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development programme and originates from a contract signed in 2019.

The company is also at the forefront of military research and development and during the research period a notable example was its partnership with Microsoft to advance 5G.MIL technologies and support secure connectivity across US Department of Defense (DoD) systems, covering various domains. The technology aims to address adversary capabilities that seek to deny, degrade, or infiltrate communications networks.

Elsewhere the company has also continued its development of the terrestrial layer system (TLS) programme for the US Army. The TLS programme is aimed at providing critical situational awareness capabilities to the US Army. It is designed for tactical vehicles and will deliver an integrated array of signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and other capabilities related to cyberspace operations.

Company Profile

Lockheed Martin provides advanced technology systems and products for defense, civil and commercial applications. The company offers management, technical, engineering, scientific, logistics, and information services. Its product portfolio includes military and rotary-wing aircraft, airlifter, ground vehicles, missiles and guided weapons, radar systems, sensors, unmanned systems and naval systems.

Lockheed Martin provides support and upgrade services for military aircraft, cybersecurity, ground vehicles, missile defense systems, satellites, and space transportation systems. It serves the US government and commercial customers.

The company has business operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Lockheed Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the US.