Tag Archives: r&D

Gus Bontzos to Head Peraton’s Defense & Electronic Warfare Sector; Stu Shea Comments

Gus Bontzos, formerly vice president and general manager of Peraton’s former advanced solutions organization, has been appointed president of the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s defense and electronic warfare sector. The defense and electronic warfare is one of the two newly established sectors that will serve as Peraton’s research-and-development center and support work …

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Paul Eremenko to Become UTC SVP, CTO in January

Paul Eremenko, formerly chief technology officer at Airbus, will join United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to serve as a senior vice president and CTO starting Jan. 1. He will succeed the retiring J. Michael McQuade and directly report to Greg Hayes, UTC chairman and CEO, the company said Thursday. Eremenko will …

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SSL to Analyze Propulsion Module for NASA’s Deep Space Gateway; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2017 — Space Systems Loral will conduct a study on a propulsion and control module for NASA‘s Deep Space Gateway project over four months as part of a contract from the space agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) business unit said Wednesday its concept …

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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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