Lockheed Martin is a global security, aerospace, and information technology company that works closely with the US government as well as with governments around the world. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, it employs 123,000 people worldwide. Lockheed Martin has over 375 facilities and 16,000 active suppliers, including suppliers in every US state and more than 1,000 suppliers in over 50 countries outside the US
Lockheed Martin has been working in Qatar for nearly thirty years. In addition to supporting a strong national defense capability, the team works to establish new partnerships within Qatar in areas to promote education and manufacturing. Recently, Lockheed has provided fighter jets and other military systems to the Qatar Air Force through a series of contracts.
Lockheed has four main business areas that their business is ordered around— aeronautics, missiles and fire control, rotary and mission systems, and space. Along with those key areas, they are leading innovators in hypersonic capabilities that travel Mach 5 or more, directed energy that travels at the speed of light, and autonomous systems used for a variety of military and commercial applications.
Along with their own innovations, Lockheed is also interested in nurturing innovations created by others. Since 2007, they have invested more than $100 million in startup companies through Lockheed Martin Ventures. These companies are developing innovative technologies in the core or interest areas of Lockheed Martin. These emerging innovations have the potential to become foundational technologies that solve the complex customer challenges. More than a source of capital, Lockheed provides partner companies with access to their engineering talent, technologies and research and access to the company’s international business relationships and supply chain.