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Just Acquired: Lockheed Martin Corporation recently acquired Coherent Technologies
Date: Jan 15, 2006
Source: MDA ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: Coherent Technologies Inc of Louisville, CO

Lockheed Martin Corporation recently acquired Coherent Technologies (CTI; Louisville, CO), a supplier of high-performance, laser-based remote sensing systems. The newly acquired company will be named Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies and will be managed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

A wake vortex is revealed by smoke. (photo courtesy of NASA)

CTI developed the WindTracer® pulsed Doppler lidar system to enhance air traffic safety. A WindTracer system is currently deployed at the Hong Kong International Airport to detect and monitor aircraft wake vortices, enabling more efficient air traffic control. In a joint evaluation program with the Federal Aviation Administration, another system was recently installed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

The MDA SBIR program funded CTI to develop long-range laser radar systems to reduce the total number of sensor monitoring and missile interceptor platforms.