Directed Energy

New Age Threats Require

New Age Defenses

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

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

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

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. 

Employee Spotlight

Lynsi Coressel

Business Development Analyst, Space

“Lasers aren’t science fiction any more… today’s lasers are designed to defend against hostile equipment that conventional weapons can’t handle. Lasers provide some of the most powerful solutions to the urgent, worldwide defense needs posed by these threats. As a proven world leader in laser device, beam control and platform integration, Lockheed Martin is creating the technology and systems to protect citizens, critical military and civilian assets, and deployed forces.”

After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in astrophysics, Lynsi built an experimental laser at CU’s Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics. Her work brought her to Bothell, Washington where she was recruited to join the team to build the first high-energy laser prototypes and also design one of the first high-energy laser labs.

“While working as an engineer, I had a strong sense that I would like to be part of shaping the directed energy business, so I joined the Engineering Leadership Development Program. The program opened new doors for me, including earning a master’s degree in systems engineering. As my career path developed and changed, I have also seen the technology sprint ahead in the last five years.”

Today at Lockheed Martin Space, Lynsi is part of a team that has moved toward laser systems that are light and fieldable with incredible, advanced beam control capabilities. Those advances have made it possible to place laser weapon systems on new platforms, such as aircraft or a vehicle like an Army Stryker. In the years ahead, the company is looking at designs and technology that could put lasers in space.

“It definitely isn’t science fiction anymore — it’s a real solution and the future for Lockheed Martin and our customers.”


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.

Hypersonics

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.

Multi-Domain Operations

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.