The company announced it would hire more than 300 new employees at its manufacturing and technology centers, including about 50 from Florida.
The news comes on the heels of the company announcing that it will create about 8,000 jobs in the U.S. in the coming years.
“The company’s vision is to bring innovation to all of our products and services and to accelerate innovation in the global economy,” Lockheed Martin president and CEO Michael Manley said in a statement.
“We are pleased to bring on more than 150 new employees to help us fulfill this vision.”
The company said the hiring was part of its “largest-ever increase” in its workforce, adding that it expects to add about 9,000 new jobs in 2018.
Lockheed Martin is already home to more than 3,000 people in Florida.
The company has also announced it will invest $1.2 billion to open a manufacturing facility in the southern state of South Carolina.
The company will build the facility, which will employ about 150 workers.
The Lockheed Martin announcement comes just a day after the company announced that it had hired more than 100 people at its facilities in South Carolina and Georgia.
The U.K.-based company also announced plans to hire about 4,000 employees at three plants it is investing $2 billion in in Alabama, Florida and Texas.
Lockheed is one of the biggest contractors in the world and employs more than 1.5 million people worldwide.