About Aeronautics

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition was earned through relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft and by continuously seeking innovative and low-cost design and manufacturing strategies.

Our products play an important role in the defense of the United States and more than 65 other countries, ensuring peace and stability around the world. The long list of dependable and highly regarded Lockheed Martin aircraft includes the world’s only 5th Generation fighters, F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor; the proven and affordable fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon; the versatile airlifter, the C-130J; and the first operational stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics uses the latest in engineering technology. Our factories feature some of the most advanced production technologies in the world, such as laser ultrasonic inspection and laser direct manufacturing. Leading-edge management concepts are employed throughout our operations worldwide.

Highly trained and specialized personnel and facilities are key to the company's unrivaled success in the aeronautics industry. Our workforce of nearly more than 25,000 has pre-eminent expertise in advanced aircraft design and production, modification and support, stealth technology and systems integration.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with additional production and operations facilities in Clarksburg, W. Va.; Greenville, S.C., Johnstown, Pa.; Marietta, Ga.; Meridian, Miss.; Palmdale, Calif.; and Pinellas Park, Fla. We also have offices in various countries throughout the world.