Laser Weapon Systems
Electro-Optic / Infrared Countermeasures
Laser Pod Systems Engineer
“Directed energy is basically throwing electro-optical physics at the target,” says Joe Sullivan, systems engineer working in directed energy at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida. “It’s a whole new world and getting in on the ground floor is about as exciting as it gets for an engineer.”
Joe started at Lockheed Martin as an analog electronics design engineer on the Canadian Forces Low Level Air Defense System program and is now a systems engineer developing control solutions for a laser pod development program. He is part of a team exploring and addressing the challenges of operating podded laser systems in a high-speed airborne environment.
He thoroughly enjoys the work he does and the company he works for and says, “I love to learn. I can’t think of a better place to learn than Lockheed Martin. I am a very fortunate engineer.”Join our team
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies
Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence
There’s no doubt that on the battlefield and at home, autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly becoming part of our daily human experience. We are building AI systems that will keep people in control while enabling them to be safer, and increase mission success in the toughest and most unpredictable of situations.
Going Mach 5, or over 60 miles per minute, creates a number of complex engineering and physics challenges which is why Lockheed Martin leverages expertise and technology from across the corporation to tackle these challenges with speed, agility and ingenuity. As one of the Department of Defense’s highest technical priorities, our scientists and engineers are developing game-changing hypersonic solutions.
For more than a decade, we’ve worked alongside the Department of Defense to develop systems, mature critical technologies, and explore concepts of operations that will enable Multi-Domain Operations. We’re focused on connecting systems by ensuring every element is a collector, a sharer and a learner to move decision-quality data faster than ever before, allowing our military forces to create multiple, simultaneous, complex problems at a speed our adversaries cannot match.