Top Defence Capability Leaders 2019
Lockheed Martin Canada

© 2019 FrontLine (Vol 16, No 2)

“Around the world, we see a threat environment that is more complex, volatile and far-reaching than ever before. That’s why, at Lockheed Martin, we’re investing in our future and finding ways to operate more efficiently now and to ensure sustainability and long-term growth in the future. We know sustainability reaches far beyond environmental protection efforts. And we’re proud to provide advanced technologies that play a role in ensuring a sustainable future for all.” – Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President & CEO, Sustainability Report 2019

Over the past few years, Lockheed Martin Canada tapped into its unwavering determination as it led Canada’s Combat Ship Team to the successful award of the design contract for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Canadian Surface Combatant (CSCs) leading Canada’s Combat Ship Team.

“At Lockheed Martin Canada we are committed to delivering on performance and meeting our customer’s needs – both immediate and long-term. With our leadership team and our vast industry supply team we are enabling a future generation of industry innovators that is inclusive of indigenous employment opportunities, contributing to skills development and a diverse supply base where Canadian technology is exported to the global market,” said Lorraine Ben, Interim Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada.

As the Prime Contractor of the CSC, Irving Shipbuilding will build the 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. Now under contract for the design, Lockheed Martin Canada has been developing its Canada-wide supply chain so it can effectively and efficiently manage the design and full integration of these complex combat management systems.

Leading CSC Industry Team
Winning the CSC contract means that Lockheed Martin’s innovative, Canadian-developed and proven, CMS 330 naval combat management system will be on six classes of ships. For the Royal Canadian Navy, the list includes the Surface Combatants, Joint Supply Ships, and the Arctic and Off-shore Patrol Vessels. CMS 330 has also been selected for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC class frigates and by the Armada de Chile for its Frigate Combat Management System Replacement program.

A global leader in systems integration, software development and large-scale program management, Lockheed Martin Canada is the premier supplier of electronic defence and surveillance systems in Canada. Headquartered in Ottawa, it is the Canadian arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide.

For nearly 80 years, Lockheed Martin Canada has earned a reputation as a trusted defence partner, specializing in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. It employs approximately 1,000 highly skilled employees from coast to coast in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Victoria.

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
Together with Canada’s Department of National Defence, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has been leading a team to design, build and configure Canada’s Maritime Helicopter. The CH-148 Cyclone is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), maritime search and rescue (SAR), overland operations and utility missions helicopter. A full-authority fly-by-wire variant of Sikorsky’s successful S-92 helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone provides exceptional flight handling, and is uniquely qualified to operate aboard Halifax-Class ships in Sea State 6 conditions. The first Cyclone entered into service with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in mid-2018 onboard the RCN Halifax-class frigates, and was recently tested on operations aboard both HMCS Ville de Quebec and HMCS Regina.

Transport Aircraft
Lockheed Martin Canada’s CC-130J Hercules continues the legacy of improving lives in Canada and around the world that began with the C-130 Hercules in 1960.

For nearly 60 years, the C-130 Hercules has served as the RCAF’s reliable workhorse and symbol of its global missions. Today, the “J” model supports RCAF aircrews in Task Force Mali with critical transportation and logistical support. Having flown more than 850 hours and airlifted more than 1.6 million pounds of cargo as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the “J” aircraft are proving their worth once again.

In July 2016, Lockheed Martin Canada was awarded a five-year renewal contract to provide in-service support for the Hercules fleet to ensure the fleet is always mission-ready.

Supporting Communities
Lockheed Martin Canada recognizes its responsibility to the community in which it operates and plays an active role in supporting two key areas.

Driven by a passion to use innovation to solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges, Lockheed Martin Canada supports the advancement of STEM education programs (Science, Technology, Engi­neering and Mathematics) across Canada. Some of these include the STEAM Horizon Awards, Actua, VEX Robotics World Competition, and this year held its first international CodeQuest challenge in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Through corporate contributions, employee volunteer efforts, and other fundraising activities, Lockheed Martin Canada supports military and veteran communities by supporting organizations such as Wounded Warriors Canada, the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur/Prince’s Trust, Soldier On, and Military Family Resource Centres.

Contact Info:

Lockheed Martin Canada. Your Mission is Ours.
World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa ON, Canada
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1-613-599-3270