Lockheed Martin Corporation


Lockheed Martin Celebrates 60 Years in Huntsville
Company continues driving growth and innovation in Alabama after first breaking ground at Bradford Drive campus in 1963
Lockheed Martin’s Bradford Drive campus in Huntsville
Lockheed Martin’s Bradford Drive campus in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park, home to various programs in support of critical government missions. Photo: Lockheed Martin

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2023 – This month, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) celebrates 60 years of driving growth and innovation from its Huntsville, Alabama campus.

Lockheed Martin is committed to delivering proven results and high performance to support mission readiness for the U.S. Armed Forces and government agencies. The company has been trusted for decades in the Huntsville community, supporting U.S. Department of Defense and government missions like homeland missile defense, hypersonic strike, military aviation and deep space exploration. In 2022, Lockheed Martin added 200 jobs in North Alabama and is scheduled to open a new missile defense lab later this year in Huntsville.

"Lockheed Martin is dedicated to helping ensure our customers can stay ahead of evolving threats and deter conflicts, and I’m proud of our growing presence as a mission partner in this community for the past six decades,” said Jeff Kepley, vice president of Missile Defense Programs and Huntsville executive site lead at Lockheed Martin. “We remain committed to innovation, investment, and customer and community partnerships here in North Alabama, enabling us to deliver leading 21st Century Security technologies with excellence as we enter our next era in Huntsville.”

“At 60 years and counting, Lockheed Martin is one of Huntsville’s outstanding legacy partners,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “They were among the first tenants in Cummings Research Park, and as employment grew from 50 workers to 1,800, the company became a key player in successful defense and space efforts at Redstone and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Congratulations to Lockheed Martin for their instrumental role in creating and maintaining Huntsville’s reputation as the Rocket City.”

Lockheed Martin in Huntsville

From Huntsville, Lockheed Martin now supports programs including the U.S. Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW), Black Hawk helicopter and Future Vertical Lift; Missile Defense Agency’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), and Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system; and NASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) as part of the agency’s flagship Mars Sample Return program. Lockheed Martin is committed to developing a strong talent pipeline across Alabama, investing in key training programs, and supporting our local communities. In 2022, Lockheed Martin employees volunteered nearly 4,600 hours in the state.

The company broke ground at 4800 Bradford Drive NW in Huntsville on May 22, 1963. In the early decades, the Lockheed Martin team developed advanced missile defense technologies that are at the foundation of today’s solutions. The campus has since grown adding lab, office, and integration & test facilities on the 57-acre Bradford Drive location, with additional facilities across multiple North Alabama sites and a workforce of 1,800 employees in Huntsville.

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About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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