Lockheed Martin, MES Simulation land local contracts totaling $101.5M

Two defense firms with offices in Central Florida landed contracts totaling $101.5 million — deals that may lead to job growth and supplier opportunities, according to a report from the U.S Department of Defense.

Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Rotary & Mission Systems division in Orlando, won a $59 million contract from the U.S. Air Force on June 9. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide C-130 air frame trainer assets designed to represent the performance, functions and appearance…