Lockheed Unveils Silicon Valley Lab for Missile Defense Seeker Tech; Doug Graham Comments

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has opened a new laboratory at its facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. that will focus on the development of missile seekers for usage with defense interceptors.LM Missile Defense Seeker Lab in California

The company cut the ribbon for the new lab Wednesday with Doug Graham and Marshall Case, both vice presidents for Lockheed’s space systems company, as hosts of the event.

A seeker, equipped with a cryostat and infrared sensors, works to enable a kill vehicle to target an enemy warhead by transmitting trajectory data to the missile defense’s onboard guidance platform.

“A seeker is the on-board eyes for a missile defense interceptor, and it must perform with perfect ‘20/20 vision’ in the final moments before interception,”said Graham, VP of missile systems and advanced programs for Lockheed’s space systems company.

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