In 1965, a new aircraft landed in Saudi Arabia. It was the first of what would become one of the largest fleets of C-130 Hercules airlifters in the world. With that first C-130 delivery almost five decades ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gained a partner in progress: Lockheed Martin.
Today, Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, continues working in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help it achieve its global security needs and the goals of Vision 2020.
From integrated air and missile defense to maritime modernization to tactical missiles to satellite communications, Lockheed Martin offers the Kingdom the capabilities to preserve peace and stability.
Lockheed Martin also recognizes that Saudi Arabia requires much more than defense and security capabilities. Our diverse portfolio of programs also includes offerings in other areas such as health, cyber-security, air traffic control and energy solutions.
But, our support to the Kingdom is more than programs and capabilities. In 2012, Lockheed Martin hosted an industry collaboration forum to enhance communication and collaboration with local industry and begin an ongoing effort to find new opportunities together with Saudi Arabian businesses.
We also are working closely with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) as well as strengthening our engagement with Alfaisal University in Riyadh, to help better local communities, advance technology and foster innovation in the Kingdom.
Lockheed Martin hosted an Industry Collaboration Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, launching an effort to strengthen relationships with local industry and create opportunities for new partnerships.