Rolls-Royce recently delivered an upgraded Coldfire thermal management and power system to Lockheed Martin for testing scheduled to take place in 2021.
It is a standalone system, minimizing platform resource demands, and will power a Lockheed 100kw directed energy system during range testing next year.
This will be the latest field test of the Rolls-Royce technology, developed at the company’s LibertyWorks advanced technology unit in Indianapolis. The ColdFire system can be tailored to suit platform needs. Rolls-Royce also claims that it has been involved in discussions with military operators to address solutions for land-based, airborne, and sea vessels.