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.

Aircraft Quiz

Quiz: Which Lockheed Martin Aircraft Are You?

Lockheed Martin is known for developing the most advanced aircraft in the world. Each aircraft’s strengths and abilities are derived from strategic research and development—whether it is the air superiority of an advanced tactical fighter or the physical endurance of a strategic airlifter. So, which Lockheed Martin aircraft are you most like? Take this quiz to find out.


Mars InSight to Unlock Secrets of Planet’s Interior

Mars exploration missions are critical for greater understanding about the red planet and what it may take for humans to survive there. InSight will be the first to record measurements of Mars’ interior and provide the greatest clues yet into evolutionary processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system.

F-35B OT-1

Your F-35B OT-1 Questions, Answered

Currently, six F-35Bs are on the USS Wasp conducting Operational Test-1 (OT-1)—a precursor to the Marine Corps’ declaration of F-35 Initial Operating Capability (IOC). We sat down with Art “Turbo” Tomassetti, F-35B U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) program manager, to ask a few questions about the USMC’s OT-1 and the future of Marine aviation with the F-35B.


Next Great Leap in Robotics

Scientists and engineers believe robotics could be the key to solving many of our most difficult problems, from deep space and deep sea exploration, to delicate surgery and mitigating natural disasters. Researchers at Lockheed Martin believe there are four driving factors that will push us toward the next great leap in robotics.


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.