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Boeing Picks L3 to Help Design Capabilities for Navy’s Extra Large UUV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 3, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has added L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) to a team that the former will lead in efforts to develop an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle under a potential $42.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. L3 said Thursday its …

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Boeing’s HorizonX Eyes Autonomous Tech for Ground, Aerial Vehicles Via New Investment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 23, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has moved to explore new autonomous technologies for aerial and ground vehicles through its investment in Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Near Earth Autonomy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The investment by Boeing’s HorizonX ventures arm seeks to advance the development of autonomous …

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Boeing, Lockheed Secure Design Work on Navy’s Extra Large UUV Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 19, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are working to develop designs for an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle after the U.S. Navy awarded the companies two separate contracts for the program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. USNI News reported Tuesday the service branch has …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Vet Mark Cherry Joins Boeing as Phantom Works VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Mark Cherry, president and chief operating officer at Manassas, Virginia-based autonomous systems maker Aurora Flight Sciences, has been appointed to succeed Darryl Davis as vice president of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) Phantom Works technology arm. Davis, who served as head of Phantom Works for a decade, will transition into a program management …

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Boeing Secures $240M Contract for Saudi Air Force AWACS Tech Upgrades

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $240.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support the first phase of the Saudi Arabian air force’s airborne warning and control system modernization program. The Defense Department said Monday Boeing will modernize AWACS communications, mission computing and navigation systems as well as …

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State Dept Clears Kuwait’s $343M Follow-On Boeing C-17 Logistics Support Request

Kuwait has requested follow-on logistics support for the country’s C-17 military transport aircraft from the U.S. government through a potential $342.6 million foreign military sales transaction. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the deal covers the provision of an additional three years of two C-17 support and equipment to the Kuwaiti air …

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Boeing Subsidiary Tests GIS-Equipped UAV for Firefighting

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 5, 2017 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has partnered with Esri to demonstrate an unmanned aerial vehicle with a geographic information system for potential use during firefighting missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Insitu said Tuesday the team held test flights of the ScanEagle UAV at the Federal Aviation …

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Greg Hyslop: Boeing Makes Autonomous Tech Push Through Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the development of autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it would integrate Aurora into the aerospace and defense contractor’s engineering, test and technology segment upon closing of the acquisition. Greg Hyslop, chief …

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Boeing Provides Gift to Support Future B-29 ‘Doc’ Hangar; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with nonprofit organization Doc’s Friends to help build an interactive hangar and education facility for a company-manufactured B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft dubbed “Doc,” GovCon Executive reported Sept. 25. Doc’s Friends said Sept. 23 Boeing has granted a gift to support the $6.5 …

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