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Johns Hopkins APL Supports Army Project on Self-Righting Autonomous EOD Robot

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has collaborated with U.S. Army researchers to build software that will serve to provide a self-righting capability to the future Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. APL said Friday its work with the Army Research Laboratory …

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Textron to Buy Howe & Howe in Autonomous Vehicle Market Push; Lisa Atherton Quoted

Textron (NYSE: TXT) is acquiring Waterboro, Maine-based robotic ground vehicle manufacturer Howe & Howe Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand autonomous technology offerings across land, sea and air domains. The industrial conglomerate said Thursday Howe & Howe’s vehicles and applications will complement its portfolio of unmanned platforms, control systems …

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Lockheed to Funnel $460M Tax Reform Savings to R&D, Venture Fund, Employee Programs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 11, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) aims to shift an estimated $460 million in savings the company said it generated through the recent U.S. tax reform law toward research and development as well as investments in technology startups, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday part …

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Lockheed Martin Ventures Eyes $100M in Tech Startup Investments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) aims to utilize $100 million in savings the company says it generated through the U.S. tax reform to invest in technology startup companies via its venture capital arm, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense News reported Wednesday that Chris Moran, head …

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Report: Nelson Pedreiro Appointed to Lead Lockheed’s Space Research Org

Nelson Pedreiro, formerly chief engineer for strategic and missile defense systems at Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space systems business, has been named head of the company’s Palo Alto, California-based advanced technology center, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. He will succeed Scott Fouse in the role and lead approximately 600 technicians and scientists …

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KeyW Completes Sotera Integration, Reports Rise in FY 2017 Revenue

Bill Weber, president and CEO of KeyW (Nasdaq: KEYW), has said the company has completed integration efforts with regard to its purchase of Herndon, Virginia-based national security technology contractor Sotera Defense Solutions. KeyW closed its $235 million cash acquisition of Sotera in April 2017 in an effort to expand its footprint in …

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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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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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Aili Kujawa: Johns Hopkins APL Continues Drive Toward Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Aili Kujawa, director of human resources and services at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has noted that the lab continues to pursue new investment and innovation opportunities while building on traditional capabilities. “At APL, innovation is who we are and why we were established,” …

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GovCon Wire’s October M&A Activity Recap: Active Tech Sector, One Big Spinoff

The technology sector was one to watch in October’s merger and acquisition landscape, and a dominant player in the government contracting industry completed a significant transformation. GovCon Wire recorded 10 acquisitions in October and the first week of November, up from the eight we covered in September. Acquisitions IBM (NYSE: IBM) looked …

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