Catch Up Quick: Fourth Quarter 2023
Out of the Lab, Into the Field
For the first time, Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL® Unified Network Solutions performed as a secure, resilient, tactical and commercial network to support Joint All-Domain Operations. The demonstration is a significant step toward ensuring the U.S. Department of Defense has seamless access to critical information.
Rolling off the Production Line
The first F-35A Lightning II was presented to Belgian government and military leaders. This marks a historic moment for the Belgian Air Force and strengthens our relationship with a key NATO ally.
Reaching Modernization Milestones
This quarter, we reached major milestones supporting Army modernization. The first Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) was delivered to provide a long-range precision fires capability and PAC-3 successfully integrated with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) radar to defend against an Air Breathing Threat (ABT).
An Award-Winning Quarter
- Lockheed Martin’s industry-leading capabilities received various awards this quarter, recognizing the corporation’s innovation driven vision:
- OSIRIS-REx was named the 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Colorado by The Colorado Chamber of Commerce, received the National Space Club and Foundation’s 2024 Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy and won the SpaceNews.com Civil Space Achievement of the Year Award.
- Rapid Dragon was recognized as Aviation Week’s Top Overall Program in 2023
- ARRW and Orion received Aviation Week’s OEM Systems Design and Development Award
One Step Closer to First Flight
Sikorsky’s RAIDER X® team installed the U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. This final phase of the RAIDER X build brings us one step closer to completing the weapon system that will support the Army’s mission for deep sensing capability and unsurpassed networking, connecting soldiers and the joint force to the information they need to complete their missions.
A Flyby Surprise
On Nov 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, discovered not one but two asteroids during its first successful flyby. This discovery is just the beginning to uncovering the origins of our solar system.
Best-of-the-Best Production Technologies
Lockheed Martin opened a $16.5M engineering facility at its Huntsville, AL campus, introducing more capabilities for missile defense innovation in North Alabama.
Next-Gen Defense at Light Speed
In October 2023, the U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin to develop and deliver up to four 300 kW-class laser weapon systems to its Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) prototype program. This directed energy technology will bring additional speed, agility, and 21st Century Security solutions to the Army.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Milestone
Lockheed Martin supported a successful test of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) pod's capabilities on an MH-60R, in partnership with the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Tests and demonstrations for AOEW will continue in 2024.
Bowl for the Brave
For the past ten years, Lockheed Martin has been a proud sponsor of the Armed Forces Bowl. It is an important way that Lockheed Martin celebrates patriotism and recognizes the efforts of our armed forces from all six branches of the military. This year’s champions are the Air Force Falcons.
We're engineering a better tomorrow.
Your individual skills play a critical role in changing the way the world works and helping us develop products that make it a safer place to achieve your goals.
Explore our skill areas to find the right opportunity for you.