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Major changes are in store for Lockheed Martin’s space business with the company announcing a realignment to enhance customer satisfaction and strengthen ties with suppliers and partners.

In a press release, Lockheed Martin Space said that it has trimmed down its five lines of business into three. Commercial Civil Space will include space infrastructure development, scientific discovery and exploration missions, while Strategic and Missile Defense Systems will still focus on strategic deterrence, missile defense and hypersonic programs.

National Security Space, the newest line of business, covers classified and defense portfolios for military space, mission solutions and special programs customers, Lockheed Martin said.

Maria Demaree, currently the vice president and general manager for special programs, will lead the new line of business, supported by Johnathon Caldwell, VP and general manager of Military Space, and Stacy Kubicek, VP and general manager of Mission Solutions, who will serve as strategic advisers during the transition period.

Lockheed Martin Space will also establish a product center focused on driving affordability and marketability of products for customers. 

The company recently created Ignite, an innovation hub for rapid capability development.