Engineering a Better Tomorrow

LOCKHEED MARTIN INDIA

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

 

With an office in New Delhi, Lockheed Martin has been present in India for more than 25 years and is approaching the Indian market with a dedicated in-country presence and a solid commitment to delivering innovative, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer value.

 

The customer-focused company has a proven track-record of successful partnerships with India and Indian industry. The C-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter partnership with Tata and the Indian Air Force is one notable example.

 

Diversity and inclusion are the foundation of Lockheed Martin’s culture, and reflect its values of doing what’s right, respecting others and performing with excellence.

 

Programmes

From tactical aircraft to integrated air and missile defense, Lockheed Martin brings proven performance to more than 70 customers worldwide, helping them solve even the most complex security and aerospace challenges.

 

Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s most innovative companies, working to engineer a better tomorrow by advancing scientific discovery and delivering innovative solutions that will shape our world for the next century and help its customers keep people safe.

 

The  C-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter , in service with  the Indian Air Force, remains unmatched in reliability, multi-mission capabilities and value. Other products and programmes of relevance include the F-16 fighter, MH-60 maritime helicopter and both Javelin and Hellfire missiles.

 

Industry Partnerships

Lockheed Martin is proud to have been a trusted partner with India for more than 25 years and, in the years ahead, it is the company’s intent to strengthen its commitment to partnership and collaboration in India. A  joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems in Hyderabad manufactures aerostructures for the global supply chain of C-130J Super Hercules.  Today, all C-130Js include Indian built components and sub assemblies.

 

In addition, a joint venture between Sikorsky, now a Lockheed Martin company, and Tata, also in Hyderabad, produces components for commercial helicopters  and has grown to become the largest integrated component manufacturing facility in the private sector in the country.

 

Both projects support the government of India’s Skills India initiative and have developed the majority of their own staff through apprenticeships and on the job training.

 

In the area of cyber security, to ensure the safe and secure transition of digitisation of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Lockheed Martin and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) have launched a bespoke education programme for small and mid-size businesses, to help them minimize risk from online threats. DSCI promotes data protection among the Indian industry partnered with Lockheed Martin to heighten the cybersecurity awareness of businesses and their workforce.

 

Community Outreach

As an industry leader in global security and information technology, Lockheed Martin provides products and services that address some of the nation’s most critical issues but the company’s   contribution doesn’t end with a commitment to support our country’s needs and economic growth.

 

As a responsible corporate citizen, Lockheed Martin also plays an active role in helping to strengthen the quality of life in in communities where it has a presence. It strives to be a valued partner to its neighbours.

 

In India, Lockheed Martin is a founding partner in the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP), a key element of its longstanding commitment to the nation. By leveraging the best institutional partnerships from both India and the United States, IIGP aims to help Indian innovators and entrepreneurs introduce their ideas commercially and, where appropriate, scale them for the global marketplace.

 

IIGP, which celebrated its 10th anniversary recently with the introduction of an enhanced programme, is the only public-private partnership of its kind. It invests in social and industrial innovations, trained innovators in world-class commercialisation strategies, offers support for incubation and assists in business development. It ultimately aims to take ideas and Indian technologies into the global marketplace.

 

The programme enables entrepreneurs to develop science and technology-based solutions for the benefit of society. Select innovators across social and industrial sectors have the opportunity to accelerate their proof of concepts to a sustainable product or service. The initiative contributes and supports the Government of India’s evolving industrial strategy and new focus on the “Start-Up India” and “Skill India” initiatives.

 

An impact assessment by Ernst and Young highlighted that the participating companies have generated economic wealth of over US$ 800 million and have provided employment across different areas such as finance, strategy, operations and marketing.

 

In its first 10 years of operation, IIGP has impacted more than 100 cities across India and received and evaluated in excess of 7000 ideas. In addition to building entrepreneurs, more than 50 incubation managers from India have been trained in the U.S. on global best practices in the areas of business incubation and commercialisation.

 

In addition to Lockheed Martin, DST and The Tata Trusts, which will specifically support innovations to address social challenges, programme partners include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

 

Student Initiatives

Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. We know first-hand the importance of educating young people in these areas. A nation’s technological advantage depends on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.

 

To help address these challenges and strengthen the global talent pipeline, Lockheed Martin provides funding to STEM education outreach activities for students at the earliest stages of schooling through to college students. The company supports programmes, events and campaigns which focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity.

 

With the vision to encourage more females to take up interest in STEM subjects and explore career opportunities in related industries, in 2016 Lockheed Martin helped initiate a Girls in Aviation Day, in partnership with the The India Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI).

 

In the spirit of acting as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation In India, the company also launched a C-130 Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) University Design Challenge.

 

Students from five leading Indian Universities (IIT Delhi, IIT Chennai, Delhi Technological University, BITS Pilani – Goa Campus and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies) were challenged to design disaster relief modules with the focus of IAF and NDRF as their initial target. Lockheed Martin provided the student teams with grants to facilitate work with local industry partners  as well as  engineering, technical, and business development expertise.

 

In 2016, designs of two teams representing entries from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies were selected. These teams have been awarded further grants to develop prototypes of their modules and mentoring support to develop a go-to-market strategy.

 

Lockheed Martin will work with each team to explore options with government and industry to mature the prototype for global markets.