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PwC: US Aerospace & Defense Firms Spend More in R&D for 2017

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 20, 2017 — PwC‘s global consulting unit has found a nearly $12 billion increase in the research and development budgets of U.S. aerospace and defense companies in 2017, led by Boeing (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Defense …

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MEI Wins $91M Army Tech R&D Support Contract

Millennium Engineering and Integration has won a potential five-year, $90.8 million contract to help the U.S. Army research and develop system and component technologies. The Defense Department said Monday MEI aims to build technology platforms that will employ modeling simulation software and analysis for various Army technology concepts. The Army Contracting Command received 10 bids …

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General Atomics Eyes Automation Tech for Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2017 — General Atomics is exploring the integration of automation technology into the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle as part of efforts to update and boost the performance of the platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. National Defense Magazine reported Friday that Darren Moe, senior director of automation and user experience …

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Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems. The hybrid contract also covers R&D work on high-yield explosive defense platforms, equipment, material, supplies and other technology for the Joint Enterprise …

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Raytheon to Continue MDA Radar Tech R&D Support Under $371M Follow-On IDIQ

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems business has secured a potential $371.2 million follow-on contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide research and development support for two kinds of ballistic missile defense radar technology. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contractor will perform engineering, product improvement and cybersecurity support on the Army …

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IBM Watson Health, CDC Study Blockchain Tech for Data Processing

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 26, 2017 — IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health unit is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on research efforts in the area of blockchain technology for data processing applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Fast Company reported Wednesday that IBM Chief Science Officer Shahram Ebadollahi announced the …

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Future Siemens Hub to Work on IoT, Cloud Apps for Building Technologies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2017 — Siemens will open a research and development hub in Chicago next month that will be serve to support work on internet of things and cloud computing applications for the company’s control products and systems technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it plans to …

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Engility to Develop Modeling Tools to Support Air Force Munitions Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will provide multispectral and multimodal phenomenology modeling tools in support of research and development activities for a U.S. Air Force weapon systems testing program under a $49 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the contract covers support for the Kinetic Kill …

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IBM Invests in $240M AI Research Lab at MIT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has entered into a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to establish a $240 million laboratory that will facilitate joint research and development efforts in artificial intelligence, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday it will work with MIT to …

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USAF Adds Textron Subsidiary, General Atomics to $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

A Textron Systems (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary and a General Atomics business unit have won spots on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop aerospace vehicle platforms for warfighters. AAI Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will perform work at their respective facilities in Maryland …

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