Lockheed Martin delivered to the Workplace of the Below Secretary of Protection for Analysis & Engineering OUSD (R&E) a brand new benchmark: a tactically-relevant electrical 300 kW-class laser, probably the most highly effective laser that Lockheed Martin has produced thus far. This 300 kW-class laser is able to combine with the DOD demonstration efforts together with the U.S. Military’s Oblique Fires Safety Functionality-Excessive Power Laser (IFPC-HEL) Demonstrator laser weapon system.

The OUSD (R&E) chosen Lockheed Martin in 2019 to scale its spectral beam mixed excessive vitality laser structure to the 300 kW-class degree as a part of the Excessive Power Laser Scaling Initiative (HELSI), and the group not too long ago achieved that milestone forward of schedule. The HELSI laser will help demonstration efforts with the Military’s IFPC-HEL, which is scheduled for laboratory and area testing this yr.


“Lockheed Martin elevated the ability and effectivity and diminished the burden and quantity of continuous-wave excessive vitality lasers which reduces danger for future fielding efforts of excessive energy laser weapon programs,” mentioned Rick Cordaro, vp, Lockheed Martin Superior Product Options.

This latest HELSI supply milestone additionally exemplifies Lockheed Martin’s dedication to twenty first Century Safety, growing superior applied sciences that present pace, agility, and mission options that assist make sure the U.S. and its allies are at all times ready for what’s forward. Lockheed Martin’s 300 kW-class high-energy laser design and construct was enabled by vital investments in directed vitality know-how and the contributions of the corporate’s devoted group in Washington state and Owego, New York. The group is making use of greater than 40 years of expertise researching, designing, growing, and capturing electromagnetic vitality and elevating its energy to create revolutionary twenty first century safety options.