Lockheed Martin Achieves First Light in Latest Laser Lab DemonstrationThe demonstration verifies beam quality of our affordable 50 kW-class laser architecture designed to meet U.S. Army’s modernization strategyBOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 23, 2023 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) achieved first light from the Directed Energy Interceptor for Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System (DEIMOS) system, which verifies that the laser’s optical performance parameters align with the system design parameters. “The 50 kW-class laser weapon system brings another critical piece to help ensure the U.S. Army has a layered air defense capability,” said Rick Cordaro, vice president, Lockheed Martin Advanced Product Solutions. In 2022, Lockheed Martin demonstrated Layered Laser Defense (LLD) capability by defeating two surrogate cruise missiles at tactically relevant ranges. What’s NextUtilizing a philosophy of “build a little, test a little, learn a lot,” Lockheed Martin will expand the DEIMOS test program in 2023, culminating with field integration tests in 2024. About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.