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Lockheed Martin has named the top F-35 program executive to lead its Mission Systems and Training business unit and oversee the absorption of Sikorsky Aircraft. Lorraine Martin currently is executive vice president and general manager of the program to build the next-generation fighter for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps (the latter of which is buying the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing version). In her 27 years at the company, Martin has led the C-5 and C-130 airlifter programs and military fixed-wing flight-training initiatives. Prior to L-M, she was an Air Force officer and worked on software-intensive technology and development programs. On Jan. 1, she will assume the newly created position of deputy executive vice president for Mission Systems and Training. That unit’s $7.2 billion revenue and 18,000-person workforce will double when the Sikorsky acquisition is completed.