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13 Facts About Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.

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It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995.

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American Marietta Corporation.

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It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, DC, area.

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Lockheed Martin employs 126,000 people worldwide.

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Marillyn Hewson is the current President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry.

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It is the world's largest defense contractor based on revenue for fiscal year 2014.

The arms industry, also known as the defense industry or the arms trade, is a global industry responsible for the manufacturing and sales of weapons and military technology.

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In 2013, 78% of Lockheed Martin's revenues came from military sales; it topped the list of US federal government contractors and received nearly 10% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon.

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In 2009 US government contracts accounted for $38.4 billion, foreign government contracts $5.8 billion, and commercial and other contracts for $900 million.

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Lockheed Martin operates in five business segments: Aeronautics, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space Systems.

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The company received the Collier Trophy six times, including in 2001 for being part of developing the X-35/F-35B LiftFan Propulsion System, and most recently in 2006 for leading the team that developed the F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

The Collier Trophy is an annual aviation award administered by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, presented to those who have made "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year."

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force.

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Lockheed Martin is currently developing the F-35 Lightning II and leads the international supply chain, leads the team for the development and implementation of technology solutions for the new USAF Space Fence, and is the primary contractor for the development of the Orion command module.

The Space Fence is a second-generation space surveillance system currently being built by the US Air Force in order to track artificial satellites and space debris in Earth orbit.

The United States Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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The company also invests in healthcare systems, renewable energy systems, intelligent energy distribution and compact nuclear fusion.

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