AKHAN Semiconductor, Lockheed Martin partner to validate weapons countermeasure technology

AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc., has announced that it is collaborating with Lockheed Martin to validate survivability of manned and unmanned military aircraft systems, following a demonstration of a new diamond-based coating technology, the company said.

AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors. The Illinois-based company has been awarded numerous patents and trademarks for inventions under its Miraj Diamond® Protective Coating platform of products.

The tests provide evidence the company´s diamond coating will serve as an effective countermeasure to state-of-the-art directed energy weapons, including electromagnetic, kinetic and laser energy weapons, when applied to sensitive control systems and cockpit areas. Lockheed Martin supplied the testing environment and expertise to simulate the force of these weapons upon coated and uncoated fused silica samples.

AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors.