Lockheed Martin Ready to Production Hypersonic Missiles for the US Military
Lockheed Martin is ready to produce hypersonic missiles. PHOTO/FOX
NEW YORK – Lockheed Martin officially announced the middle of a hypersonic missile in collaboration with the US Air Force and its industrial partners.
“We have a strong partnership and we’re gearing up for production, and we’re ready to go,” said Jay Pitman, corporate vice president for Air Domination and Operations, as quoted by the official rite, LM.
Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force conducted the first operational test flight of the AGM-183A air-launched rapid response weapon on December 9, Pitman said.
The tests were successful and at least two more tests are planned over the coming months, Pitman added.
The test was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California as the first flight test of an operational prototype of the US air-launched hypersonic missile. Air Force officials say it serves all of its purposes, according to published reports.
Lockheed Martin was formed in 1995 by the merger of the Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. Since 2020, the positions of president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Lockheed Martin have been held by James Donald Taiclet Jr., an American business executive.
Prior to the merger, Lockheed Corporation (originally named Loughhead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company founded in 1912. Then there was a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin.
The Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through a merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation.
This joint venture works in several fields such as cement, basic chemicals, electronics, and aviation.