AKHAN join forces with Lockheed Martin for new Weapons Countermeasure Technology

AKHAN join forces with Lockheed Martin for new Weapons Countermeasure Technology

AKHAN Semiconductor and partner Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of a new diamond-based coating technology to counteract targeted energy weapons.

The demonstration was held at the Annual Meeting and Expo of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington DC.

Diamond coating technology is being touted as a new solution to increase the survival of manned and unmanned military aircraft systems.

Headquartered in Illinois, USA, AKHAN is engaged in the manufacture of electronic grade diamonds as practical semiconductors.

Diamond coating is intended for use in control systems and cockpit areas.

The technology would act as a counter-measure to nuclear, kinetic and laser energy weapons.

Although AKHAN provided its diamond coating, Lockheed Martin’s contribution to the project included supplying the testing environment.

The partners tested the technology by simulating the pressure exerted by these arms on coated and uncoated silica specimens.

AKHAN Semiconductor and partner Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of a new diamond-based coating technology to combat directed energy weapons.

The presentation was presented at the Annual Meeting and Expo of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington DC.

Diamond coating technology is being marketed as a new solution to improve the longevity of manned and unmanned military aircraft systems.

Headquartered in Illinois, USA, AKHAN is engaged in the manufacture of electronic grade diamonds as practical semiconductors.

The CEO and founder of AKHAN Semiconductor, Adam Khan, said: “The ability to use our technology to support our nation’s security and safety.

AKHAN Semiconductor CEO and founder Adam Khan said: “The opportunity to apply our technology to serve our nation’s security and defence is an honour not taken lightly.

“We are extremely grateful to be working with Lockheed Martin to demonstrate the capabilities and myriad applications of our Miraj Diamond coatings.”

AKHAN said: “The technology further allows the development of optical components with ultra-hardness, scratch-resistance, high thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, chemical and biological inertness, and with high transmittance at a variety of critical angles.”

Insight Analysis

AKHAN is a finalist in this month’s US Army xTech 2.0 Competition. As part of the competition, the company suggested the incorporation of its Miraj Diamond technology into protective coatings.

Integration aims to improve the safety of aircraft built under the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program of the Army.

Valerie Tricarico

Valerie Tricarico is a Defence, Aerospace and Security journalist specialised in C4ISR systems.
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