Leading defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced on March 18 that Larry Lawson, the head of its aeronautics unit, would be replaced by F-35 general manager Orlando Carvalho. Carvalho in turn will be replaced at the top of the tri-service F-35 program by Lorraine Martin, a 25-year company veteran who has run other Lockheed aircraft programs. The changes have little to do with the fighter program, which is faring well according to government officials. However, they may have something to do with the determination of Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson to assure that her management team gets along with its government customer. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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