Lockheed Martin has moved to extend its laser weapon technology for air, land and sea military applications by demonstrating a 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser.
The company integrated fiber lasers into a beam of light that uses low power as part of an internally-funded research and development program, Lockheed said Tuesday.
Ray Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Lockheed, said the company works to help military customers use rugged laser weapon systems on aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks.
Lockheed’s Spectral Beam Combining process works to transmit beams from multiple fiber lasers to a combiner that produces a beam.
“The high-energy laser serves as the heart of a laser weapon system,” added Johnson.