Lockheed Martin Corporation was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. The Corporation's core business areas are systems integration, aeronautics, space, and technology services.
Lockheed Martin traces its roots back to the early days of flight. In 1909 aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin organized a company around an airplane construction business. Among the company's early contributors were engineers Donald Douglas and James McDonnell. Martin Marietta was established in 1961 when the Glenn L. Martin Company merged with American-Marietta Corp., a leading supplier of building and road construction materials.
In 1913, Allan and Malcolm Loughhead (name later changed to the phonetically spelled Lockheed) designed and flew the first Lockheed plane, a wood and fabric seaplane, over San Francisco Bay. The modern Lockheed Corporation was formed in 1932 after the fledgling airplane company was reorganized.
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