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Notably, robotics was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions ahead of missile defense and innovation, according to GlobalData.

Of the 50 leading companies in the aerospace, defence & security industry, Lockheed Martin had the most mentions of directed energy weapons in Q1 2023. GlobalData identified 472 directed energy weapons-related posts in the industry's social media activity - 0.13% of all posts - and a decrease of 7% in Q1 2023 compared with Q4 2022.

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