HOW TO SERVE LEGAL PAPERS ON LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP

Lockheed Martin

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American aerospace, armaments, military, and information security and technology company Lockheed Martin has operations all over the globe. In March 1995, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta merged to establish the new company. Headquarters are located in the Washington, D.C. area of North Bethesda. 

It’s no secret that Lockheed Martin is a major player in the aerospace, defense, and security sectors. When it comes to military contracting companies worldwide, it had the most income overall. More than half of Lockheed Martin’s income comes from military sales, and it gets about 10% of the money paid out from the Pentagon. Lockheed Martin was the biggest US federal government contractor in 2013.

WHAT LOCKHEED MARTIN IS ABOUT 

Defense sales account for over fifty percent of the company’s total yearly revenue. As a result, Lockheed Martin is a prime contractor for the US Department of Energy as well as the NSA.  Additionally, since Aircraft, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), and Space all fall within Lockheed Martin’s purview, NASA is also a major contributing factor to their size. As an example, the X-35/F-35B LiftFan Propulsion System in 2001 and most recently in 2018 for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System earned the business the Collier Trophy six times (Auto-GCAS). The entity is currently working on the F-35 Lightning II and is also in charge of developing and implementing technology solutions for the new USAF Space Fence (which will replace the AFSSS). They are also working on the Orion command module as a primary contractor as well. 

In addition, healthcare systems, renewable energy systems, intelligent energy distribution, and compact nuclear fusion are also areas in which the firm invests.

HISTORY

Merger discussions started in March 1994 between Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta, with the businesses revealing their ten billion dollar merger proposal on August 30th of that year. The united company would have its headquarters in Martin Marietta’s North Bethesda, Maryland, headquarters. The merger was accepted by the shareholders of the two firms on March 15, 1995, and the transaction was completed. L-3 Communications, a mid-sized military contractor built from the parts of the two original corporations that were not kept by the new company, was developed from those portions. Later, Martin Marietta Materials was spun off from Lockheed Martin.

HOW IS LOCKHEED MARTIN ORGANISED

Lockheed Martin comprises several different divisions, each of which is run semi-autonomously. As an entity with a lot of bargaining power, Lockheed Martin’s different segments each do business in only their component. Process Service must be undertaken such that the addressed company receives process service specifically directed towards them.

  1. Advanced design and development division: Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP), originally known as Lockheed Advanced Development Projects, are known as Skunk Works under the official codename. Several of its aircraft designs, such as the P-38 Lightning in 1939 and the P-80 Shooting Star in 1943, may be traced back to the company. The U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 Nighthawk, the F-22 Raptor, and the F-35 Lightning II were all designed by Skunk Works engineers, with the latter being employed by multiple nations’ air forces.

The name Skunk Works was inspired by Li’l Abner’s moonshine distillery in the comic. To characterize a group inside an organization with a high degree of autonomy and freedom from bureaucracy and the responsibility of working on advanced or secret projects, the term ‘skunk works’ or ‘skunkworks’ is often used in business, engineering, and technical sectors. In 2009, Skunk Works was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

  1. Aeronautics: This division of Lockheed Martin has its headquarters at Fort Worth, Texas’s Air Force Plant 4. Marietta, Georgia, and Palmdale, California, are home to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. The ‘Skunk Works’ in Palmdale is known as the Advanced Development Programs (ADP). Numerous components are made in Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, among other states.

Lockheed Martin and Martin Marietta have each contributed to the company’s history, which is reflected in its products and services. Although Lockheed Martin was formed by a merger of equals in 1995, Lockheed’s product portfolio was by far the most significant contribution to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Among them were the C-5 and C-130 transports, the F-2 and F-16 (bought from General Dynamics), the F-117 and F-22 acrobatic planes, and the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft.

The F-35 Lightning II is Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ most critical project (JSF). The first order book, excluding practically certain export purchases, is worth around $200 billion. Lockheed also provides assistance for the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.

  1. Missiles and Fire Control: For the American firm Lockheed Martin, one of the four key business sectors is Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). Grand Prairie, Texas, a Dallas suburb, serves as its headquarters.

Aerospace and missile defense systems are provided by MFC as well as tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems, as well as logistics and fire control systems. These services are provided in addition to mission operations support, readiness, engineering support, and integration. In addition, MFC has contracts with the United States government for a number of top-secret initiatives.

  1. Rotary and Mission Systems: Rotorcraft and mission systems manufacturer Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (LM RMS) is part of Lockheed Martin’s Washington, DC, headquarters. Moorestown Township, New Jersey, a Philadelphia suburb, served as RMS’s headquarters until October 2008; Moorestown is the business unit’s biggest site and the location of many of the unit’s senior executives’ offices. RMS was once a component of the now-defunct Electronic Systems sector but became one of Lockheed Martin’s five operational units in 2013. Before RMS, it was known as Mission Systems and Sensors (LM MS2), and after that, it was called Mission Systems & Training (LM MST). Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2)/Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (NESS) and Lockheed Martin Systems Integration made comprised MST, as did numerous other Lockheed Martin business units and operational groups. RMS’ executive vice president is Frank St. John.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation was bought by Lockheed Martin in 2015. SAC was transformed into a separate division of RMS.

  1. Space: Lockheed Martin Space is one of the four major business divisions of Lockheed Martin. It has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado with additional sites in Sunnyvale, California; Santa Cruz, California; Huntsville, Alabama; and elsewhere in the United States and the United Kingdom. The division’s most notable products are commercial and military satellites, space probes, missile defense systems, NASA’s Orion spacecraft, and the Space Shuttle external tank.

SUBSIDIARIES OF LOCKHEED MARTIN

LOCKHEED MARTIN ENGINEERING & SCIENCES COMPANY

Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Company is a foreign corporation in Maryland, originally incorporated in Texas. Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Company was registered as a business in Maryland on 11th January 1982 and is classified under business code 3 for ordinary stock business.

The entity retains CSC, Lawyers Incorporating Service Company as a registered agent for Maryland Process Service as the recipient of Maryland Process Service since CSC retains a Baltimore address for that purpose. The business entity is currently not in good standing

Not in Good Standing’ means the business entity is not in compliance with one or more Maryland laws that apply to businesses and their responsibilities in this State. Only business entities that are active can have a good standing status, so a business that has been voluntarily terminated will also show ‘not in good standing’ because it is no longer active. The status can be returned to Good Standing by addressing the manner in which the business is out of compliance. If a business was voluntarily terminated, it cannot return to good standing because a voluntary termination is permanent.

The most common reasons that a business is not in good standing are  [A.] missing Annual Report and Business Personal Property Return, also called a Form 1-A monetary penalty resulting from the late filing of a Form 1-A check or other forms of payment that was dishonored,  [B.] not having an active resident agent, [C.] issue with the Maryland Department of Labour and [D.] an issue with the Maryland Office of the Comptroller

The Maryland Business Express is the quickest and most convenient way to pay late filing fines. Businesses are required to produce a cheque or money order for the penalty amount or bring the payment to the Baltimore office if the entity would prefer to pay a late filing penalty that way and comply with Maryland Process Service. One must include the MD SDAT identification number, a cover letter, a copy of the penalty notice, or a copy of the Personal Property tab from our website’s business entity search if mailing the submission to comply with Maryland Process Service.

Maryland’s Central Collection Unit receives certain late filing fines (CCU). The SDAT cannot be used to pay a penalty that has been reported to collections. If this is the case, the entity will be responsible for paying the fine to CCU directly. If the company is in forfeiture, then the required Maryland Process Service rules mandate that the entity must give written evidence of payment to CCU to SDAT at the time they file revival or reinstatement papers. 

If the business does not have a current resident agent, it must file a Resolution that appoints one. Resolutions may also be filed online through the Maryland Business Express. For dishonored checks, the original amount of the payment plus a thirty dollar returned check fee must be paid either by money order, certified check, or cash. Once payment has been dishonored, the  Department can no longer accept checks for filings by this business entity. ‘Forfeited’ means the right of the entity to conduct business in the State of Maryland has been relinquished and it has no right to use its name. For domestic corporations, this also means that the business has no existence under the laws of the State of Maryland. In most circumstances, a business is forfeited only after it has been ‘not in good standing’ for a period of time, so the most common reasons for forfeiture are the same as the reasons businesses fall out of good standing. 

In addition to correcting the reason for the forfeiture, for a business to return to good standing from forfeited status, all forfeited entities must be up to date on the required Annual Report and Business Personal Property Returns, have paid all outstanding penalties, and must file a document with SDAT to renew its good standing.

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is a domestic business under business code 03 for the ordinary business of stock. Currently, it is active and in good standing in Maryland, retaining its principal office at Bethesda since 29th August 1994. The entity retains CSC Lawyers incorporating Service Company as its resident agent for Maryland Process Service.

LOCKHEED MARTIN GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Inc. retains its principal office in Bethesda, although the entity was incorporated in the state of Delaware instead, rendering it a foreign corporation for purposes of Maryland Process Service. The entity was registered in Maryland on 12th November 1998. The resident agent for Maryland Process  Service is CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service Company.

LOCKHEED MARTIN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LLC

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, LLC is a foreign LLC incorporated in the state of Delaware, although it retains an address for Maryland Process Service at Bethesda.  The entity is considered to be a foreign LLC since the business code is 20 for entities other than corporations. The entity was registered on 15th August 2016 in Maryland. The resident agent for Maryland Process Service is CSC Lawyers incorporating service in Baltimore.

LOCKHEED MARTIN OPERATIONS SUPPORT, LLC

Lockheed Martin Operations Support, LLC is a foreign LLC originally formed in the state of Delaware. Currently, however, Lockheed Martin Operations Support, LLC retains its principal office in Rockville, Maryland. Since the entity requires an agent within the state of Maryland to accept Maryland Process Service on its behalf, Lockheed Martin Operations Support, LLC retains CSC- Lawyers Incorporating Service as a registered agent for Maryland Process Service on its behalf. The entity was registered in Maryland on 17th August 2016. 

LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT, INC.

Lockheed Aircraft, Inc. is a branch of the Lockheed group originally formed in Delaware. Though the entity retains an office in Maryland, the business was registered in Delaware on 12th December 1991 as a general domestic corporation in Delaware. As such, the entity retains the Prentice-Hall Corporation System Inc as a registered agent, differing from most other Lockheed entities that retain CSC as a resident agent for Maryland Process Service. 

LOCKHEED MARTIN DEFENSE SYSTEMS CORP.

Lockheed Martin Defence Systems Corp. is one of the oldest subsidiaries of Lockheed Martin Corp, being first formed in the state of Delaware on 3rd February 1987. The entity is a general domestic corporation registered in Delaware, although the entity still retains an office in Maryland for purposes of  Maryland Process Service. The business retains the Corporation Trust Company as a registered agent, which has an office in Wilmington, Delaware. 

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Sources

1. Commercial and other contracts totaled $900 million in 2009, with US government contracts making up 86% of that total. Government contracts with other countries accounted for 12% of that total (2 percent ).

2. 1830 NASA RD. 1
HOUSTON TX 77058

3. CSC-LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE COMPAN
7 ST. PAUL STREET
SUITE 820
BALTIMORE MD 21202

4. Call 410-649-0633 if users have a problem with the Maryland Comptroller’s Office.

5. To learn the reason for the entity’s forfeited status, use the business entity search on the website and then click on the tab that says ‘Filing History’ after the business is found in the search results.

6. Principal Office:6801 ROCKLEDGE DR
BETHESDA MD 20817

7. Resident Agent:

CSC-LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE COMPANY
7 ST. PAUL STREET
SUITE 820
BALTIMORE MD 21202

8. 6801 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
BETHESDA MD 20817

9. Resident Agent:

CSC-LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE COMPANY
7 ST. PAUL STREET
SUITE 820
BALTIMORE MD 21202

10. Resident Agent:

CSC-LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE
COMPANY
7 ST. PAUL STREET
SUITE 820
BALTIMORE MD 21202

11. Principal Office:1 CURIE COURT
ROCKVILLE MD 20850

12. THE PRENTICE-HALL CORPORATION SYSTEM, INC.

251 LITTLE FALLS DRIVE

WILMINGTON County: New Castle

DE Postal Code: 19808

302-636-5400

13. THE CORPORATION TRUST COMPANY

CORPORATION TRUST CENTER 1209 ORANGE ST

WILMINGTON County: New Castle

DE Postal Code: 19801

302-658-7581

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