Stories of Innovation


The world is facing complex challenges that call for innovative solutions - solutions that help defend global security, push the boundaries of scientific discovery and deliver essential services to citizens around the globe.


Video Games Get Serious: Why More Time in the Simulator Equals Better Training

Today, virtual training systems are so advanced that more than 70 percent of F-35 pilot training is completed in a simulated environment before the pilot climbs into a cockpit. Compare that to F-16 training where pilots fly 40 percent of their qualification events in simulators.


Four Technologies Required for Robots of the Future

Someday, thanks to creative scientists and engineers, our world may contain autonomous or semi-autonomous robots working with people, helping us do tasks that are better suited for machines. What technology will it take to get us there? Engineers believe it comes down to mastery of the four Ps: Perception, Processing, Power and Planning.


Unfolding Eight Unmanned Aircraft that Can Improve Our World

Beyond their potential to deliver packages to your front door, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are already scanning the earth, carrying heavy supplies and fending off fires, among dozens of other useful tasks. Increasingly, UAS technology is freeing the operator from the basics of flying and unlocking new possibilities for the future.


A Real Superhero Suit? Lockheed Martin Experts Weigh In

Every day, Lockheed Martin scientists are making new discoveries in fields like nanotechnology, kinetics, lightweight materials and autonomy – all essential powers for the superhero of tomorrow.


To Cyber Protect and Defend

Lockheed Martin’s cyber experts not only build protective systems – using things like firewalls, authentication systems and encryption software – but also continually defend those systems from cyberattack.


Energy on Tap: Five Cool Facts About Energy Storage

At every corner of the world, there is more demand than ever on the power grid. To counter this demand, technologists are introducing new, increasingly cost-effective ways to store energy and draw from it on demand. 


Smart Phones of the Sea

Lockheed Martin, which leads one of the industry teams that produces LCSs for the U.S. Navy, is providing the U.S. Navy with ideas on how to enhance current LCS designs with different levels of offensive and defensive capability.


The Electronic Nose Knows

Today, expertise in areas like DNA-based receptors and nano-manufacturing sensors are being applied to the “electronic nose,” a technology that has the potential to revolutionize fields like medicine and biometrics.


Building Excellence: Components of the F-35

Many people have a hand in the elaborate process of getting the individual parts—or components—onto the F-35. It all begins with procuring each piece from a vast base of more than 1400 suppliers in the U.S. and around the world.


Re-creating the Transcontinental Railroad for Space Exploration

Today, thanks to a revolutionary idea envisioned by Lockheed Martin, we’re creating a new kind of Transcontinental Railroad – for delivery of supplies in space. One that enables human exploration to destinations deeper in space than ever before.


Why Choose Lockheed Martin Team JLTV

What is JLTV? Protection. Payload. Performance. Team Lockheed Martin is engineering a better tomorrow through our Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which provides Soldiers and Marines with the very best in protected mobility. Because they deserve a safe ride home.

You Know You're an Engineer When . . .

You Know You’re an Engineer When...

Engineers make and do cool things, demonstrating time and time again that the work they’re doing is exciting and essential to human curiosity. It is engineers that are inventing innovative solutions that push the boundaries of scientific discovery, delving into the world of the unknown with new technologies such as quantum computing, fusion and nanotechnology.