For 40 years, Lockheed Martin has researched, designed, developed, and captured electromagnetic energy and elevated its power to create innovative Directed Energy solutions. We have developed laser weapon systems, radio frequency and other directed energy technologies for air, ground and sea platforms to provide an affordable countermeasure alternative. We are addressing critical needs such as accuracy, mobility, size, weight and power (SWaP), cooling, and minimal collateral damage.

Spectrum Technologies

Laser Weapon Systems

Laser Weapons
Specializing in high energy laser weapon systems, Lockheed Martin has a broad range of expertise and experience with advanced beam control, fiber-based spectral beam combining, specialized sensors, and system integration, including a company-sponsored 30kW ALADIN/ATHENA system supplemented by current programs such as the DE RELI/HEL-MD program for the U.S. Army.

Electro-Optic / Infrared Countermeasures

Electro-Optic Infrared Countermeasures
Focused on providing the most advanced laser-based threat adaptable countermeasure devices to counter all types of surface-to-air and air-to-air EO/IR threats, leveraging over 30 years of EO/IRCM development and test experience.

Tunable Lasers

Tunable Lasers
Since 1993, Lockheed Martin has used its extensive laser expertise to focus on our customers’ most difficult challenges. Whether it’s increasing the visibility for helicopter pilots in brownout conditions or developing next generation high power lasers for Directed Energy, Lockheed Martin delivers innovative laser solutions for the defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific markets. 

See How High Power Lasers Could Stop Land, Air or Sea Targets In Their Path

Employee Spotlight

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Joan Ward
Fiber Laser Manufacturing Engineer

My first job with Lockheed Martin was a college co-op working as a producibility engineer on the AEGIS program. After that experience, my career goal changed from design engineering to manufacturing engineering.

I spent the next 10 years moving around the company gaining experience in multiple aspects of manufacturing before jumping at the chance to move into our Directed Energy area. After all, how often does the opportunity to create a new production line for an emerging technology that is pushing the limits of physics present itself?

In the last five years we’ve grown from building low power commercial lasers to 30 kW and 60 kW laser systems for the military, and we’re not done yet!

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