The headquarters for the combined companies would be at Martin Marietta headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland. Lockheed Martin also later spun off the materials company Martin Marietta Materials. Both companies contributed important products to the new portfolio. InNASA reduced the capsule crew requirements from the initial six seats to four for transport to the International Space Station.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Lockheed Aircraft Company, Lockheed Corporation Lockheed Martin Corporation, major American diversified company with core business concentrations in aerospace products—including aircraft, space launchers, satellites, and defense systems—and other advanced-technology systems and services.
Lockheed Martin is also a leading contractor for the U. It was formed in through the merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation, the second and third largest American defense contractors at the time.
Headquarters are in Bethesda, Maryland. Lockheed Martin manufactures, among other aircraft, the F Fighting Falcon multirole fighter, the C Hercules military transport, and the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.
The company also conducts upgrades, modifications, and refurbishing of its older aircraft. In the space sector, Lockheed Martin builds the Titan IV, the largest American expendable launch vehicle; the commercial Atlas families of expendable launchers; the Centaur upper-stage rocket; the Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile; and smaller tactical missile systems for aircraft and ground-based platforms.
It also makes military satellites e. Lockheed Martin supplies the external propellant tank for the U. As part of International Launch Services, a joint venture formed in with the Russian firms Energia and Khrunichev, it markets commercial Atlas and Proton launch services worldwide.
The company also produces fire-control systems, radars, and other elements of the U. In Lockheed Martin had a workforce of aboutemployees worldwide.
Also visible in the image are its attached external tank orange and one of its two solid-fuel boosters. After a year the company became dormant, but in the Loughead brothers bought out the interests of other investors to acquire control of the Model G Lockheed martin and microsoft successfully flew paying passengers at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco that year.
Using their profits and capital from investors, the brothers organized Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Although its F-1 flying boat was well designed, sales were poor, and in the company was liquidated.
The twin-engine aircraft could accommodate 10 people. Keeler as president and majority stockholder.
The next year, with John K. Northrop as chief engineer, Lockheed developed the trend-setting Vegaa four-passenger, wooden monoplane. This highly successful aircraft achieved several records including completion of the first successful solo flight around the world by Wiley Post in In Keeler sold the company to Detroit Aircraft Corporation, which made it a division.
While Lockheed itself remained profitable during the Great Depressionthe rising losses of its parent company drained its own profits, and in Detroit Aircraft was liquidated.
In the company delivered its first Electra, a twin-engine, all-metal airliner whose sales brought the business to profitability.
Inunder the leadership of the aircraft engineer and designer Clarence L. The result was the P Shooting Star, the first American jet aircraft to enter operational service Lockheed P Lightning fighter-interceptor, which first flew in In continuous production during World War II, the P also was used for bombing and photoreconnaissance missions in the latter part of the war.
About 10, of the aircraft were built. It produced the F Starfighter first flown as the XF inthe first operational aircraft capable of sustained speeds more than twice that of sound; the U-2 high-altitude spy plane ; and the twin-engine reconnaissance plane SR Blackbirdcapable of more than three times the speed of sound.
In ADP flew the first stealth aircraft, an experimental prototype code-named Have Blue, which was designed to be almost invisible to radar. Its stealth research culminated in the development of the FA Nighthawkwhich first flew in Lockheed F Starfighter climbing into the upper atmosphere with the aid of an auxiliary rocket engine during astronaut training at Edwards Air Force Base, California, U.
In the production version of the C Hercules, a tactical troop and cargo transport plane, made its maiden flight.
With manufacturing continuing into the early 21st century, the Hercules family of military and civil transports became the most successful and long-lived series of cargo lifters in the world.
In the late s the company developed the four-turboprop P-3 Orion, a land-based antisubmarine patrol aircraft derived from an airliner design. C-5 Galaxy military transporter. Although it missed entering the commercial jetliner field in the formative years, the advent of wide-bodied airliners in the s provided the company with a new opportunity to penetrate the market.
Its L TriStar began development in and made its first flight in Inhowever, several poor business decisions related to the RB forced Rolls-Royce into bankruptcy. Lockheed considered it too costly to modify the TriStar for a different engine, and it, too, was on the verge of bankruptcy because of delays with the L, cost overruns on its C-5 program, and reduced military contracts in the waning years of the Vietnam War.
The L and its manufacturer were saved only through coordinated efforts of the U.Lockheed Martin’s share price was up slightly after the deal was announced. GeekWire aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle is an award-winning science writer and veteran space reporter.
A Lockheed Martin F Raptor, the fighter Japan had hoped to buy. Image source: Lockheed Martin. Reuters said Tokyo has also encouraged Boeing, which lost out to Lockheed Martin's F in the.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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