Glasgow’s global reputation for ICT innovation has prompted Lockheed Martin to open a new flagship office in the city that will be central to the international growth of its information systems business.

The new facility, based in Skypark, will be home to hundreds of new jobs and underlines the company’s intent to support Scotland’s digital economy and provide highly skilled jobs in the west of Scotland.

With an operation in Glasgow for over 25 years, the new facility replaces the previous home at the iconic India of Inchinnan building and is one of three offices in Scotland, alongside Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Sondra Barbour, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) said: “International growth is critical to the long-term growth strategy of our information systems business. Given the scale of local ICT innovation, flagship Universities and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) initiatives, we see Glasgow and central Scotland as the ideal location to increase our UK presence.”

Paul Lewis, managing director, Scottish Development International said: “I am delighted to join Lockheed Martin at the launch of the company’s new office in Glasgow’s Skypark. Encouraging global companies like Lockheed Martin to invest in Scotland is at the heart of what we do, and I am very pleased that Scottish Enterprise and SDI have been able to help the company expand its operations in Scotland.  Scotland has the skills, talent, infrastructure and innovative spirit to thrive in a competitive global market.  That is why we continue to attract leading global players like Lockheed Martin.  I look forward to working with the Lockheed Martin team going forward, and to hearing of their continued success in the years ahead”