Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems New Orleans, LA
Overview: Lockheed Martin is a long-time fixture at the Michoud Assembly Facility, where it has been building external fuel tanks for the Space Shuttle for years. It is now gearing up for its work on the next generation of space vehicles. The company was awarded the contract to design and build the Crew Exploration Vehicle, Orion, for the Constellation Program.
Address: Michoud Assembly Facility, 13800 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, LA 70129
Products or services: products for the Constellation Program.
Lockheed Martin Corp. Headquarters: Lockheed Martin Corp., 6801 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, Md. 20817-1877 United States Phone: 301.897.6000 Market/symbol: NYSE/LMT Overview: The world’s No. 1 defense contractor ahead of Boeing and Northrop Grumman. It’s a multinational manufacturer and advanced technology company that builds warplanes, missiles, satellites, missile and submarine warfare systems, radar, airborne defense systems and command, control and communications and reconnaissance and surveillance systems. Lockheed Martin’s operating units are organized into broad business areas: Aeronautics, which includes tactical aircraft, airlift and aeronautical research and development lines of business; Space Systems, which includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites and strategic missiles lines of business: Electronic Systems, which includes missiles and fire control, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business; and Integrated Systems & Global Solutions, which includes C41, federal services, government and commercial IT solutions. Noteworthy: The company was formed in 1995 with the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta. The segments of the two companies not retained formed the basis for L-3 Communications; The company’s Skunk Works is involved in advanced development programs for future systems. Major Lockheed Martin products: F-16 Falcon; F-22 Raptor; F-35 Lightning II, C-130 Hercules; Trident missile Major Lockheed Martin competitors: Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon