is an aerospace manufacturer
formed in 1996
by the merger of the Lockheed Corporation
and the Martin Marietta Corporation. They are headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland
. Lockheed Martin has managed Sandia National Laboratories
for the United States Department of Energy
since 1993. It employs 125.000 people worldwide.
It is a major defense contractor. Nearly 80% of Lockheed Martin's customer base is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies.