You know America has the best military in the world. You see the missiles, the fighter jets, and all of the different military machinery. You probably don’t know where it comes from. Meet Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor. You want to talk military powerhouses, Lockheed Martin has been the leading military contractor for the last several years and in 2010 they were number one in government contracting with just under $36 billion worth of contracts.
Lockheed Martin has received the Collier Trophy, which is the most prestigious aviation award given out, six times, most recently in 2006 for leading the team that developed the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. In 2011, Lockheed Martin ranked number 52 on the Fortune 500, with just under $46 billion of total revenue. It’s hard to be the greatest country on earth if you can’t protect it. Now you know who makes it possible.