Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LM MFC) is a Lockheed Martin business unit based in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas. The unit's offensive and defensive arsenal includes air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, naval rockets and missiles, fire control and sensor systems, fire support systems, missile launchers, missile defense systems, and anti-tank weapons. In 2012, the unit was a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
LM MFC has approximately 10,600 employees, most split between Orlando, Florida and Grand Prairie. Other major LM MFC facilities are located in Archbald, Pennsylvania; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; East Camden, Arkansas; Horizon City, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; Ocala, Florida; Santa Barbara, California; Troy, Alabama and Ampthill Bedfordshire (a part of Lockheed Martin UK).
Missiles and Fire Control's most lucrative program is the TADS/PNVS (Target Acquisition Designation Sight, Pilot Night Vision System) program for the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The second generation M-TADS (also known as Arrowhead) is now being fielded to United States Army and foreign customers.
- Air and Missile Defense
- Strike Weapons
- Tactical Missiles
- Future Combat Systems
- Sensors and Fire Control
- Sniper targeting pod for U.S. Air Force aircraft
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (October 2007)|