Laser Weapon Systems
Electro-Optic / Infrared Countermeasures
See How High Power Lasers Could Stop Land, Air or Sea Targets In Their Path
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!Join our team
“Working on directed energy is a little like being back in engineering school,” noted Manish Moradia, Lockheed Martin beam control software architect. “Every day is different. Some days you focus on software, some days optics, some days mechanical. It’s a broad range of specialties that all have to come together.”
“By thinking in terms of reuse, we are taking a modular approach to architecture development. Think of it like an app store, where a customer or program could pick and choose the architecture and algorithms they need and drop it on a variety of hardware.”
For a directed energy laser weapon system, this modular and configurable software architecture will enable rapid deployment of complex system design in areas such as jitter mitigation, atmospheric compensation, tracking and pointing control and more.