Lockheed Martin [LMT] presented Belgium's first F-35A Lightning II to the Belgian government during a rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin's F-35 production facility. This event marks a significant milestone in the Belgian Air Force's history and strengthens the alliance between the United States and Belgium, a key NATO ally.
Once again, when the US government wants to put nuclear power plants in space, Lockheed is the company it calls for help.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) ranks as the world's largest defense contractor, with a diversified collection of products ranging from fighter planes to space electronics and from helicopters to missile defense systems. Headlines from around the world this year have served as a grim reminder of the need for these systems, and have cast a fresh spotlight on defense stocks. Here's a look at what's going on at Lockheed Martin, with an eye toward whether investors should buy in right now.