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A F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolls out of the assembly plant at the Lockheed Martin Plant in Marietta, Ga. (Reuters)

Public companies

1. Lockheed Martin

<p>The world&rsquo;s largest defense contractor named a new chief executive to succeed Robert Stevens, only to shift gears after alleging Christopher E. Kubasik had a relationship with a subordinate. Marillyn A. Hewson, who was set to become president and chief operating officer, will now take over as CEO early next year. The company took steps to prepare for a slowdown in defense spending and bought Utah-based company Procerus Technologies, which specializes in avionics for drones.</p>


<p>Over the past century, Lockheed Martin aircraft have had cameos in a variety of films, ranging from Iron Man to Casablanca. Even Lassie has taken a ride on a Lockheed aircraft.</p>



Founded: 1912

Chairman and CEO: Robert J. Stevens

Revenue: $46499000000

Assets: $37908000000

Employees (local): 120000 (11000)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.