12 Achievements from the Third Quarter of 2022
1. Directed Energy: From the Lab to the Field
We delivered our highest-powered electric laser to date to the U.S. Department Of Defense. We achieved this milestone ahead of schedule via the delivery of a ruggedized, field-ready 300 kW-class level system called the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative. We also delivered a 60+ kW-class high-energy laser to the U.S. Navy with integrated optical dazzler and surveillance. It’s the first tactical laser weapon system to be integrated into existing ships.
2. Human-Machine Dream Team
We unveiled our vision for distributed teaming, partnering piloted aircraft and autonomous systems to stay ahead of emerging threats.
3. A Glimpse into the Cosmos
The Lockheed Martin-built NIRCam instrument provided a breathtaking look at the cosmos that had never been seen before. The infrared imager on NASA’sJames Webb Space Telescope is providing an unprecedented look into the history of the universe.
4. Global Growth
The F-35 enterprise team successfully reached an agreement on Lots 15 –17, delivering cost-competitive, unparalleled 5th Generation capabilities.
5. Detect and Protect Faster
The final SBIRS satellite joined the Space Force’s constellation of missile warning satellites equipped with powerful infrared surveillance sensors. SBIRS uses infrared surveillance to provide early missile warning for the U.S. military and is considered one of the nation’s highest priority space programs. The system includes a combination of satellites and hosted payloads in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) and Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) and ground hardware and software.
6. Hypersonic Success
We partnered with DARPA on Operational Fires first successful flight test. This product fills a midrange hypersonic need for the U.S. Army and was developed in just 27 months.
7. Hypersonic Success, Part 2
The U.S. Air Force successfully tested the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) for the second time. ARRW matures critical technologies to high-speed flight and completed hypersonic booster tests.
8. Fighting Falcon Soars
The newest and most advanced F-16 finished major assembly, a significant milestone ahead of final assembly and checkout.
9. Built in Arkansas
We celebrated the delivery of the first modernized M270A2 to the U.S. Army the Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.
10. Commitment to Global Security
On August 25, U.S. military acquisition leaders visited the Camden Operations facility to tour the HIMARS, M270 and GMLRS production lines, and thank employees. These products are vital to the war in Ukraine.
11. An International Star
Via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales agreement, we will produce an additional 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy. The new aircraft will bring a third ‘Romeo’ squadron of unparalleled capability to the Australian shores.
12. Continuing 5G.MIL Innovation
We flew 5G-enabled drones to capture and securely transfer high-speed, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data from aircraft in flight to geolocate military targets in a collaboration with Verizon. Additionally, in collaboration with AT&T, network engineers transferred health and usage data from a Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk to Waterton, Colorado, for real-time analysis.