Although they are a global security and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin’s business comes from U.S Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. In fact, they are the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin’s business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of products, services and platforms.
Lockheed Martin’s operating units are organized into broad business areas –
Aeronautics: $11.5 billion in 2008 sales includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business.
Electronic Systems: $11.6 billion in 2008 sales includes missiles and fire control, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business.
Information Systems & Global Services: $11.6 billion in 2008 sales includes C4I (stands for "Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence"), federal services, government and commercial IT solutions.
Space Systems: $8 billion in 2008 sales includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.
Something about the F-16 – The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. Designed as a lightweight, daytime fighter, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. Over 4400 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976 and it currently serves in the air forces of 25 nations.
About the Software:
The Aeronautics division of LM’s, based in Fort Worth, Texas has used the OMG’s MDA to develop Application Software for the F-16 Modular Mission Computer. This software is cross-platform compatible and has highly increased productivity and quality. Just as the highly demanding environment of avionics software... [continues]
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