(Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm)

Lockheed Pledges $1 Million to Coast Guard Museum Project

Lockheed Martin, which owns Stratford-based Sikorsky, has pledged $1 million to the National Coast Guard Museum, the largest donation to date from the defense industry.

The company will have a wing of the museum named after it called the Lockheed Martin Saving Lives by Air Gallery. Sikorsky developed the HH-60 Jayhawk, which is used by the Coast Guard to carry out missions such as search and rescue.

“Lockheed Martin is humbled to join in recognizing the unsung service of Coast Guard men and women. Our deep investment in helping the U.S. Coast Guard to remain the best in the world is illustrated in this commitment to help bring the National Coast Guard Museum to fruition,” Dale Bennett, executive vice president of rotary and mission systems for Lockheed, said in a statement.

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