The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) welcomes Lockheed Martin as a partner and sponsor during its 25th anniversary year. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide. The company is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Lockheed Martin is proud of its decades-long role in supporting the State of Israel and Israeli Defense Forces. The company’s C-130 and F-16 aircraft have been part of the Israel Air Force since the 1970s and 1980s, and Israel recently celebrated the arrival of its fifth generation F-35 Adir fighter aircraft. The company also provides a range of advanced technologies to support the security of Israel, the region and the world.
Lockheed Martin has strategic partnerships with Israeli industry and research institutions. Today, the company’s collaboration with Israeli companies, venture capital funds and research institutions are valued at approximately $4 billion.
The future growth of Israel’s economy will require a constant supply of highly-trained, highly-capable technical talent and Lockheed Martin is proud of its collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Rashi Foundation to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for students from kindergarten through university.
Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s partnership with Israel at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/global/israel.html