Lockheed Martin Airborne Laser Technologist Receives Missile Defense Agency Team Award
The award recognizes the team for achieving a host of technology breakthroughs that have culminated in a fully integrated system with the advantages of speed-of-light destruction of ballistic missile threats from a highly mobile platform. The Missile Defense Agency presented the award
Shattuck was honored for his role in developing, integrating, testing and demonstrating the Lockheed Martin-developed Beam Control/Fire Control System, which focuses and directs ABL’s High Energy Laser. Also receiving the award were:
Steven Lamberson, chief scientist, ABL Program Office, U.S. Missile Defense Agency
Donald Clapp, chief engineer and mission assurance manager, The Boeing Company
David Morris, chief scientist / system performance manager, Boeing
Harold Schall, chief engineer for integration and test, and senior technical fellow, Boeing
Jeffrey Hartlove, ABL deputy program manager, Northrop Grumman Corp.
“We are proud to be part of the ABL program and very proud to see Paul and his colleagues receive this recognition on behalf of the entire ABL government-industry team,” said
Shattuck has provided the technical leadership and commitment required to design and produce a sophisticated system robust enough to aim the megawatt-class beam generated by the High Energy Laser.
The Beam Control/Fire Control system successfully focused and directed ABL’s High Energy Laser beam in ground tests last year aboard ABL’s modified Boeing 747-400F aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The team now is preparing for flight testing of the entire, integrated ABL system that will culminate in an airborne intercept test against an unarmed ballistic missile later this year.
ABL is designed to destroy a ballistic missile during its boost phase, while it is still accelerating in the Earth’s atmosphere and before it can deploy its warheads. The Missile Defense Agency manages the ABL program, which is executed by the U.S. Air Force from
Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. The company makes significant contributions to most major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.
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