Jim Kaplan

Jim Kaplan
Director of Mission System Engineering
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors

Jim is the Director of Mission System Engineering within Lockheed Martin MSTs Undersea Systems. In this role, he is responsible for approximately 500 system engineering and integration & test engineers at four Lockheed Martin sites. Prior to moving into this role, he was the chief engineer for Undersea Systems C4 market segment consisting of a portfolio of programs including national command & control, air defense, communications, ruggedized workstations, and positive train control. With 30 years in the corporation, Jim has also worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in airborne reconnaissance, including the venerable U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. Earlier in his career, Jim worked on the F-117, space station, and satellite programs. He has a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego and a MS in System Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California. He resides in San Diego and enjoys running, music (especially piano), and cooking.

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