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State Dept OKs $1.8B in HIMARS Launchers, Recce Pods, Missile Purchase Requests From Taiwan

HIMARS launcher

The State Department has approved Taiwan’s request to buy high mobility artillery rocket system launchers, AGM-84H standoff land attack missile-expanded response systems, MS-110 recce pods and related equipment and services under three foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $1.8B combined.

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Tom Jones to Succeed Janis Pamiljans as Northrop Aeronautics Systems President; Kathy Warden Quoted

Tom Jones Incoming Corporate VP Northrop Grumman

Tom Jones, sector vice president and general manager of airborne sensors and networks division at Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) mission systems sector, has been elected by the board of directors to serve as corporate VP and president of the company’s aeronautics systems business, effective Jan. 1.

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Switzerland Gets State Dept OK for $16.2B in F-35, Super Hornet, Patriot Procurement Requests

F-35 Lightning II

The State Department has cleared Switzerland’s request to buy F-35 fighter jets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and Patriot Configuration-3+ modernized fire units under three foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $16.23B combined.

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Boeing Teams Up With General Atomics, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Pursue Next-Gen Interceptor Program; Norm Tew Quoted

Norm Tew VP and GM Boeing

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with Aerojet Rocketydyne and General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business to form an industry team to compete for the Missile Defense Agency’s Next-Generation Interceptor program. Norm Tew -- vice president and general manager of the missile and weapon systems division at Boeing’s defense, space and security business -- said the Boeing-led team aims to deliver critical technology to improve the country’s homeland missile defense by building on the companies’ decades of combined experience in missile and weapons systems.

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Six Companies Join Quantum Economic Development Consortium’s Steering Panel; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios US CTO

Boeing (NYSE: BA), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Google, ColdQuanta, QC Ware and Zapata Computing signed participation agreements to join the steering committee of a consortium tasked with advancing research in quantum information science and identifying standards, technology and workforce needs to support the emerging QIS-based industry.

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Leanne Caret: Boeing Invests in Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Tech for Defense Programs

Leanne Caret Defense CEO Boeing

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that she believes the company will be able to deliver on defense programs such as MQ-25 and T-X given its investments in digital engineering and advanced manufacturing processes.

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