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Greatest USA Space and Military Defense Companies- Lockheed Martin built NASA’s first Mars lander and has been a part of every NASA Mars mission since. We are ready to deliver to the future, faster. Lockheed Martin Corp LMT: NYSE- Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The Company businesses span space, telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy, and systems integration. Lockheed Martin operates worldwide.Founded March 15, 1995; Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.; Key people: James D. Taiclet (Chairman, President, and CEO); Number of employees: 114,000 (2022); Predecessors: Lockheed Corporation · Martin Marietta; Revenue: US$67.04 billion (2021)
Why Weapons of Mass Destruction over Space?
In 2021, our Space business segment generated net sales of $11.8 billion, which represented 18% of our total consolidated net sales. Space’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and various government agencies of the U.S. and other countries along with commercial customers. In 2021, U.S. Government customers accounted for 92% and international customers.
Military Weapons Systems:
“Lockheed Martin has a long history of successfully providing its customers with missile and missile systems that are affordable, proven, and in production. Our reputation is backed by a record of exceptional contractual performance and successful partnerships, in both the U.S. and international defense communities. Lockheed Martin is supporting the warfighter by providing a wide variety of highly effective and reliable weapons systems to ensure that the right weapon is available for each situation that they may face. These weapon systems include precision strike weapons with long standoff ranges to keep pilots and aircraft out of harm's way. Lockheed Martin systems also include smart submunitions to give the warfighter maximum flexibility as well as fire support mobile artillery and guided munitions to dominate the battlefield. Other Lockheed Martin systems include air-to-air missiles to give pilots air supremacy; helicopter launched anti-armor missiles to destroy enemy tanks and other armored vehicles; man-portable short-range anti-armor and assault weapons; kinetic energy hyper-velocity missiles that can defeat all current and future armored threats, hit-to-kill air defense systems that protect the troops from ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, enemy aircraft, and weapons of mass destruction. Lockheed Martin-developed strategic missile systems include intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and reentry systems that serve as strategic deterrents.”
Systems: ATACMS; Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round (ELGTR); GMLRS: The Precision Fires Go-To Round; JASSM; Javelin Weapon System; Laser Weapon Systems; Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM); Mission Readiness Test Set (MRTS); Multiple Launch Rocket System (M270); PAC-3; Precision Munitions Training System (PMTS); Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB); Reduced-Range Practice Rocket (RRPR); Spike NLOS; Precision Strike Missile (PrSM)
Ukraine a Made-up War for EU Weapon’s $1.7Trillion Sales?
Missiles and Fire Control
MFC 2021 business segment generated net sales of $11.7 billion, which represented 17% of our total consolidated net sales. MFC’s customers include the military services, principally the U.S. Army, and various government agencies of the U.S. and other countries, as well as commercial and other customers. In 2021, U.S. Government customers accounted for 71% and international customers accounted for 29% of MFC’s net sales. MFC provides air and missile defense systems, tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems, coordination, fire control system.
The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air and missile defense programs. PAC-3 is an advanced defensive missile for the U.S. Army and international customers designed to intercept and eliminate incoming airborne threats using kinetic energy. THAAD is a transportable defensive missile system for the U.S. Government and international customers designed to engage targets both within and outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.
• The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), Hellfire, and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) tactical missile programs. MLRS is a highly mobile, automatic system that fires surface-to-surface rockets and missiles from the M270 and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System platforms produced for the U.S. Army and international customers. Hellfire is an air-to-ground missile used on rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, which is produced for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and international customers. JASSM is an air-to-ground missile launched from fixed-wing aircraft, which is produced for the U.S. Air Force and international customers.
• The Apache, Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (SNIPER ) and Infrared Search and Track (IRST21 ) fire control systems programs. The Apache fire control system provides weapons targeting capability for the Apache helicopter for the U.S. Army and international customers. SNIPER is a targeting system for several fixed-wing aircraft and is produced for the U.S. Air Force and international customers. IRST21 provides long-range infrared detection and tracking of airborne threats and is used on several fixed-wing aircraft. IRST21 is produced for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the National Guard, and international customers.
• The Special Operations Forces Global Logistics Support Services (SOF GLSS) program, which provides logistics support services to the special operations forces of the U.S. military. • Hypersonics programs, which include several programs with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army to design, develop and build hypersonic strike weapons.
Why Patriots for NATO?
“There has never been a greater need for air and missile defense in Europe. Longstanding concerns about cruise missile and tactical ballistic missile development in Iran have suddenly paled as NATO finds itself less than ready to address unclear Russian intentions in Ukraine and elsewhere. The Islamic State and war in Syria have forced us to question the effectiveness of government control over weapons of mass destruction. For its part, Germany continues to take a lead role as it adopts and defines the role of a framework nation in NATO. As a regional leader, Germany anchors a group of regional allies that are focused on specific capabilities including air and missile defense. This important commitment is timed to benefit from Germany’s continued development of the Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TLVS), which will soon become the most advanced air and missile defense system in the world. Through the TLVS program, Germany can carry advanced technology forward and build on the proven developments of the MEADS program, which include rapid deployment, network flexibility, and 360-degree protection. They also have the chance to provide partnership opportunities to other NATO allies who are also contemplating investments in advanced air and missile defense capabilities.”
History of a “Marginal Air Defense System”:
Patriot missile system was first designed and manufactured in 1969 by Raytheon, Hughes, and RCA. In 1976, Manufacturers are Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. The Unit cost for a battery is estimated at US$1 billion and for a single missile cost is approximately US$4 million. Again, since the numbers and exports to NATO counties are classified, these are estimated that 1,106 launchers were at the in U.S. service, plus 172 launchers exported. In the period analyzed, more than 10,000 missiles were manufactured. Raytheon in Massachusetts and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Florida produce it. The following counties purchased the Patriot System: Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Taiwan, Greece, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Romania, and Sweden. South Korea. Germany and Turkey refused to purchase the Patriot. The US Army operates a total of 1,106 Patriot launchers. In 2010, 483 were in service. The numbers in 2022 are classified and unknown. Ukraine will now operate, and Ukraine Army troops will send to the USA and taken into a six month training course and after they period shipped to Eastern Ukraine with their 90 to 100-man crews/system.
Is the Patriot System GOOD?
“In a Fakt magazine article on 21 July, Raytheon Director Joe DeAntona challenged retired Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg’s concerns about the Patriot Missile System. While we have different views regarding which system is best for Poland’s Wisła medium-range air defense program, this article included bold exaggerations and misinformation that cannot be left unchallenged. Fundamentally, Patriot is an old system and MEADS is not. Networked 360-degree MEADS is flight-tested and proven, while the promised Patriot Next Gen does not yet exist. Poland’s critical decision balances on whether these differences are important or not. Fact – Patriot has been updated within the limits of its architecture for decades, but its basic limitations are unchanged. There are four things to know about Patriot – it is old, it shoots in one direction, it is hard to move, and you must buy a whole system to shoot a single missile. 15 years ago, the program executive for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command discussed the difficulty of deploying Patriot and said, “We have a smaller missile (PAC-3). But we still have an exceptionally large launcher. Our control vans are still oversized. There is not a lot we can do about the radar to make it smaller.” Fifteen years later, despite billions of dollars in improvements, Patriot’s fundamental limitations remain. After 50 years of Patriot, future security demands that we let it go. All that really needs to be said is that the US is moving away from Patriot in favor of a networked system made by another company.”
PAC-3 Missile Segment
“Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement upgrade (MSE) to the Patriot air defense system which will make the missile more agile and extend its range by up to 50%. Patriot's PAC-3 MSE interceptor was selected as the primary interceptor for the new MEADS system when its design and development program began in 2004. MEADS is designed with plug-and-fight capabilities to support data exchange with external sensors and launchers through standardized open protocols for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD), so that MEADS elements can interoperate with allied forces on the move, attaching to and detaching from the battle management network, as necessary. It was scheduled to enter service alongside Patriot by 2014, with expectations that existing Patriot batteries will be gradually upgraded with MEADS technology overall. Because of economic conditions, in 2013 the U.S. chose to upgrade its Patriot missiles instead of buying the MEADS system.
The PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade consists of the PAC-3 MSE missile, a very agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the M903 Launching Station, a fire solution computer, and an Enhanced Launcher Electronics System (ELES). The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor increases altitude and range through a more powerful dual-pulse motor for added thrust, larger fins that collapse inside current launchers, and other structural modifications for more agility. The PAC-3 MSE is capable of intercepting longer-range theater ballistic missiles. The U.S. Army accepted the first PAC-3 MSE interceptors on October 6, 2015, and Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was declared in August 2016.  The existing PAC-3 missile is named PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI). The new M903 Launching System has a modular design capable of holding a total of 4 PAC-3 launching canisters (16 missiles), 12 PAC-3 MSE canisters (in three rows of 4), or 4 PAC-2 GEM canisters. It can also mix different missiles, such as 6 PAC-3 MSE canisters (in 3 rows of 2) and either two PAC-3 canisters (8 missiles) or two PAC-2 canisters on the same launcher, down to a single PAC-2 canister, a single PAC-3 canister (4 missiles), or 4 PAC-3 MSE canisters (in one row).
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 is developed, produced, and supported by an international team of government allies and aerospace industry leaders. The F-35 Program is managed by the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Navy are all procuring and operating F-35s. There are eight international program partners — the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Denmark, and Canada. Six Foreign Military Sales customers are also procuring and operating the F-35 — Israel, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Belgium, and Singapore.
Sales of $68.5 - $69.5 billion; Adjusted EPS of $4.60 - $4.80; •Free cash flow of approximately $6.0 billion. Assumes the legislation requiring R&D capitalization for tax purposes is deferred beyond 2022. Sales to the U.S. government as a percentage of Total Net Sales was 48% in 2021, Research estimates 65- 72% in 2022-25. Total backlog was $156 billion and $150 billion as of December 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively.
Raytheon Missile and Defense had fourth quarter 2021 adjusted sales of $3,859 million, down 10 percent versus prior year. The decrease in sales was primarily driven by four fewer workdays in the quarter as well as lower material receipts and expected declines on several international production contracts. RMD recorded adjusted operating profit of $486 million, down 16 percent on the prior year. The decrease in adjusted operating profit was driven by lower net program efficiencies and lower sales volume.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. The terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Raytheon Technologies,” “RTC” and the “Company” mean Raytheon Technologies Corporation, unless the context indicates another meaning. We serve commercial and government customers in both the original equipment and aftermarket parts and services segments of the aerospace industry. Our defense business serves both domestic and international customers as a prime contractor or subcontractor on a broad portfolio of defense and related programs for military and government customers. Raytheon Technologies, formerly known as United Technologies Corporation (UTC), was incorporated in Delaware in 1934 and represents the combination of UTC’s aerospace businesses and Raytheon Company through the Separation Transactions and Distributions and Raytheon Merger completed in April 2020.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD)
RMD is a leading designer, developer, integrator producer and sustainer of integrated air and missile defense systems; defensive and combat solutions; large land- and sea-based radars; ballistic and hypersonic missile defense systems; and naval and undersea sensor solutions for the U.S. and foreign government customers. RMD’s integrated air and missile defense systems include the proven Patriot air and missile defense system and its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), the first in a family of radars known as GhostEye™, as well as next-generation radar systems to defeat advanced threats. Its defensive solutions include counter-unmanned aircraft systems and ship defense systems. Its combat solutions include precision munitions, missiles, hypersonics, high power microwaves and other weapons. RMD’s naval and undersea solutions include combat and ship electronic and sensing systems, as well as undersea sensing and effects solutions. Ballistic and hypersonic missile defense systems include portable radar systems and a portfolio of effectors. Its sustainment solutions include maintenance, depot support, training, and predictive analytics services.RMD serves as a prime contractor or major subcontractor on numerous programs with the U.S. DoD, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Air Force, and international governments.
In 2021, RMD achieved key advancements in, or received contract awards for, the following programs, which drove its financial performance and positioned it for future growth: GhostEye, the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS); the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM); the Standard Missile Family (Standard Missile 2 (SM-2), Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) and Standard Missile 6 (SM-6)); Patriot Engineering Services; the Qatar National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS); the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)/SPY-6; Poland Patriot; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Transportable Radar Surveillance and Control Model 2 (KSA TPY-2); the Air Intercept Missile (AIM-9X); and Phalanx SeaRAM. Major new awards in 2021 include a contract to develop the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Next Generation Inceptor (NGI) as a strategic partner of Northrop Grumman. In addition, RMD was selected by the U.S. Air Force for the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) Weapon System Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract. Also, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, RMD successfully completed the first flight test for the scramjet-powered Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program. The HAWC program is a joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and U.S. Air Force effort that seeks to develop and demonstrate critical technologies to enable an effective and affordable air-launched hypersonic cruise missile.
One Patriot Battery consist of eight Launchers. One Launcher consist of sixteen missiles. The total number of missiles with nuclear and conventional would total 128 missiles. The uses two missiles per one target, that would deplete the number of missiles very quickly . Each missile on a Patriot Launcher cost the US Taxpayers $3,000,000.00 to $8,000,000.00. The system is very fragile and hard to move -will affect the system’s radar. Need 90 to 100 people to operate and they must undergo under 6months of training. Military officer, probably a retired US Army Colonel who is paid covertly, needs to supervise. The system was designed as an air missile defense system to destroy ballistic missiles and aircraft. In Ukraine under the control of a USARMY general determines in 2023 how the Lockheed Raytheon AMD will be used against cruise missiles (low probability of success) and low flying aircraft. Systems fires two missiles per target.
Ukraine would use to target inside Russia against “high value targets” (aka NordStream 1 & 2 or another Crimea Bridge, and all Russian Nuclear sites) Seven to eight Launchers consist of one battery. Need at least ten battalions or 1280 missiles costing S7.680 billion.
PATRIOT Plant Locations:
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). & COMLOG, a 50:50 joint venture of MBDA and Raytheon, based in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria, production of PATRIOT family missiles in Germany.
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