14 Second Quarter 2023 Highlights
1. Strategic Collaborations
Our customers’ missions depend on advanced technology. We’re partnering with chipmaker GlobalFoundries to secure semiconductor manufacturing across a range of next-generation chips. Also, ahead of wildfire season, CAL FIRE and Governor Newsom highlight our efforts in artificial intelligence to assist first responders in better predicting, detecting and fighting wildland fires.
2. Investing in American Jobs
With Airbus, we selected GE Aerospace’s propulsion system for America’s next strategic tanker, the LMXT. Production of this engine is anticipated to support over 3,000 jobs in highly skilled areas like advanced manufacturing, engineering and testing.
3. Enabling All-Domain Decision Superiority
During U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Northern Edge exercise in Alaska, we shaped the future of joint all-domain command and control (C2) capabilities. The exercise demonstrated the ability to successfully integrate with third-party platforms and aircraft, including F-35s, as well as reliably perform C2 functions across all the services, all levels of operation and across multiple domains.
4. Record Breaking Mission Focus
The demand for 21st Century Security products is greater than ever to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. military and its allies. This quarter, we were awarded record-breaking contracts on deterrence systems to support capacity ramps to meet increased domestic and international customer demand.
5. Space Innovation
We have been selected by Australia to deliver a sovereign military satellite communications system, Project JP9102, to the Australian Defence Force.
6. Giving Back to the Communities
During this quarter and Military Appreciation Month, our teammates made homes safer for veterans and their families in communities across the country.
7. Expanding A Global Enterprise
The first F-35 for the Polish Air Force formally entered production this quarter. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki marked the milestone with a visit to the F-35 center wing assembly line in Marietta, Georgia. Poland will receive their first F-35 in 2024.
8. Christened And Launched
The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship 31, the future USS Cleveland on April 15, 2023. Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to complete close-to-shore missions and is a growing and relevant part of the Navy’s fleet. Next, LCS 31 will undergo rigorous testing at sea before delivery to the U.S. Navy.
9. Supporting NATO Allies
To advance the security of our nation and our allies, we continued to deliver on our commitments for the year, including the initial shipment of HIMARS launchers to Poland, through the U.S. Army. Additionally, the German Airforce successfully launched a PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor from a German-modified M903 launcher. This flight test was the last step before delivering PAC-3 MSE to Germany later this year.
10. The Next Human Lunar Lander
We are on a team that has won a contract from NASA to develop and demonstrate a human landing system for the Artemis program. The goal of the program is to rapidly develop a sustainable human lunar lander and perform a crewed demonstration flight to the lunar surface for Artemis V. Led by Blue Origin, the National Team that will develop and build the lander also includes Draper, Boeing, Astrobotic and Honeybee Robotics.
11. Growing the Mission
We marked the 2,000th F-35 pilot to graduate training on the fifth generation game changer. They joined a group of 14,000 maintainers from 10 countries.
12. SEAHAWK: Superior Maritime Capabilities
The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Norway for six MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters and related equipment. In addition, Spain signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for eight MH-60 aircraft in April. If awarded, this would increase the number of MH-60R FMS partners to eight countries.
13. Small Satellites, Essential Functions
On April 18, Lockheed Martin announced that its In-space Upgrade Satellite System (LM LINUSS™) accomplished a successful on-orbit demonstration, proving how small satellites can serve an essential role in sustaining critical space architectures. Made up of two LM 50 12U CubeSats, LM LINUSS can regularly upgrade existing constellations with new capabilities and extend spacecraft design lifecycles. LM LINUSS and other Lockheed Martin pathfinders are helping create a more sustainable future, safely adding mission life and more.
14. A Lasting Legacy
Skunk Works® celebrated 80 Years of Innovation this year, with a focus on delivering next generation necessities to keep our nation and allies ahead of ready.