Republic of Korea
Lockheed Martin Korea is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global leader specializing in innovative solutions for complex problems and environments. Located in Korea for more than 30 years, our expertise has taken the form of systems integration and major defense and civil programs to address national priorities, including a strong Korean national defense system, modernized air traffic control systems and new space and telecommunications opportunities. Lockheed Martin Korea is partnered with the Republic of Korea military and Korean industry to meet the country’s mission-critical requirements through programs such as the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, T-50 Golden Eagle and FPS 117.
Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) have co-produced the F-16 for more than 20 years. We also partnered with Samsung Data Systems to modernize Korea’s air traffic management system with the Korean Area Control Center (kAA) system and, through a partnership with Korea Telecom, successfully produced several communication satellites. Lockheed Martin is particularly proud of its partnership with Korean Aerospace Industries in the development of the T-50 Golden Eagle.
Lockheed Martin highly values its long-standing relationship with the Republic of Korea and Korean industry partners.
Programs & Capabilities for the Republic of Korea
F-35 Lightning II
T-50 Golden Eagle/T-50A for Advanced Pilot Training
F-16 Fighting Falcon
S-92 South Korea Coast Guard
KDX-III Aegis Destroyer
Aegis will join the next three KDX-III Sejong the Great Class destroyers, a multi-purpose destroyer with air and land defense and anti-submarine capabilities. Aegis is aboard three KDX-III destroyers: RoK Sejong the Great, RoK Yulgok Yi I and RoK Seoae Ryu Sungryong, which are the largest surface warfare ships to carry Aegis. The Republic of Korea joined the international Aegis fleet in 2008, when the navy commissioned the first ship of the class, Sejong the Great.
The Republic of Korea Air Force is upgrading their Patriot missile system to the more advanced PAC-3 missile interceptor, allowing ROKAF to defend against ballistic missiles carrying weapons of mass destruction using Hit-to-Kill technology. The Republic of Korea signed a Letter of Acceptance on March 13, 2015.
Lockheed Martin's Republic of Korea Science, Technology and Research (RoKST&R) program is a research and development organization through which Lockheed Martin offers both funding and mentoring to Korean universities and research institutions that are developing advanced technologies in line with Lockheed Martin’s core capabilities, including the following areas of interest:
Autonomy and Robotics
- Multiple unmanned vehicle command and control
- Dynamic mission/route planning
- Human-machine concurrent learning and Human-machine modeling, simulation and assessment
Signal Processing and Communications
- Near real-time understanding and identification of electromagnetic spectrum
- Cross platform coordination in stressful information environment
- Efficient methods for large and high-velocity data set computation
- Data conditioning techniques using novel algorithms
- Cognitive computing and deep learning methods
Through the program, Lockheed Martin is developing partnerships with world-class Korean universities and industry to develop unique and rewarding combinations of invention, innovation, engineering and systems integration to bear on problems of national importance
Lockheed Martin, along with a panel of industry peers and local university faculty and staff, announced the 2017 call for abstracts to the larger community of universities and research institutions in Korea to invest in research projects through the RoKST&R program. Winning proposal teams will be mentored throughout the duration of the project and receive monetary funding from Lockheed Martin to support research.
General Guidelines for Abstract Submissions
To submit an abstract, or to learn more about the program and application process, please contact Dr. Kyung Kyu Kim or Mr. Myung Chan Lee by emailing RoKSTAR.email@example.com.