United Arab Emirates

Celebrating an Enduring Partnership

Lockheed Martin has had a footprint in the United Arab Emirates for almost 50 years. Operating a diversified portfolio in defense, advanced technology and knowledge transfer programs, we partner with the UAE for security and prosperity.

A lot has changed in the Middle East over the past few decades, and through it all Lockheed Martin has proudly stood with the UAE.

Find out how we’re helping protect generations to come and helping to realize the UAE’s human capital development goals.

Contributing to Community

We play an active role in helping to strengthen the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Our community outreach efforts in the UAE primarily support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and research and development.

Center For Innovation And Security Solutions (CISS)

Located at Masdar City, the Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) has incubated defense, security and technology related solutions since 2014. The multi-purpose facility provides access to Lockheed Martin’s extensive network of laboratories, research facilities and centers of excellence around the world.

The CISS has implemented a series of technology development programs for Emirati engineers and industry professionals - from the first UAE Cyber Security Challenge to advanced concepts in scenario and flight simulation.


UAE-designed AI Inspection Capability on Aircraft Programs

A group of UAE students interning at Lockheed Martin in Masdar City, collectively spent 1,200 hours building and testing an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect paint and primer defects on jet airframes.

This project turned into a real-world engineering breakthrough and the interns recently got confirmation that their creation is being used by Lockheed Martin in the United States.

Lockheed Martin interns demonstrated the AI solution for enhanced aircraft inspection at the 15th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in February 2021.

Innovation, Collaboration, Performance

From the F-16 Desert Falcon to Black Hawk, we partner with the United Arab Emirates on a variety of crucial defence and security programs.

Programs and Capabilities   ___
Lockheed Martin Apache Fire Control products include electro-optical sensors and radar technologies for the AH-64D/E Apache helicopter.
Experience Sikorsky's superior surveillance capabilities with the Armed Black Hawk helicopter, equipped for precise target identification and engagement.
Discover the Sikorsky BLACK HAWK®, a versatile combat helicopter for military missions and civilian use. Explore more at Lockheed Martin.
Discover the C-130J Super Hercules, a versatile cargo aircraft for military and humanitarian missions.
The DIAMONDShield™ C2 capabilities provide operators a wide range of intuitive decision-support aids that allow them to plan and execute air defense missions with greater speed, higher confidence.
Discover the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the world’s most capable 4th generation multirole fighter. Explore Lockheed Martin’s advanced fighter capabilities.
The HIMARS rocket launcher is a flexible, affordable, and highly effective mobile artillery system designed to meet the demands of the modern battlefield.
Shooting a missile down with a missile was once a concept only dreamed up in science fiction novels. We’ve made it scientific fact.
With more than 2.2 million fleet flight hours the S-92® helicopter is the industry’s standard for safety and reliability. The S-92 helicopter performs a variety of missions, including offshore energy transportation, search and rescue, Head of State, and airline missions.
Latest News   ___
Jul 08, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin recently inducted its largest-ever summer internship cohort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) in Abu Dhabi.
Jun 24, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,700th Hercules multi-mission tactical airlifter, increasing the size, reach and strength of the worldwide C-130 fleet.
Mar 05, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin successfully delivered the first shipment of the Patriot Advanced Capability – 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to Bahrain.
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