Tag Archives: robotics

AeroVironment Closes Arcturus UAV Buy; Wahid Nawabi Quoted

AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) has finalized its acquisition of Arcturus UAV through a $405 million cash-and-stock transaction in a push to expand its portfolio with the addition of medium unmanned aircraft systems. AeroVironment said Monday Arcturus UAV will operate as its wholly owned subsidiary following the completion of the transaction, which …

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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: A Guide for Emerging Technologies Impacting Government in 2021 and Beyond

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest feature as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Friday exploring the various categories of the emerging technologies that are heavily influencing the federal marketplace and government heading into 2021 and beyond. You can read Chuck Brooks’ latest GovCon Expert article on GovConWire.

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Pramod Raheja: Airgility Focuses on Autonomy, AI of Unmanned Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 10, 2021 — Pramod Raheja, co-founder and CEO of Airgility, said the company is looking to artificial intelligence to build out autonomous unmanned systems and exploring the potential of AI technology to advance perimeter security methods. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview posted Jan. 29 that …

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Oshkosh Closes Pratt Miller Buy; John Pfeifer Quoted

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) has closed its acquisition of engineering company Pratt Miller in a debt- and cash-free transaction worth approximately $115M. “This acquisition will allow us to leverage Pratt Miller’s experience and innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous and connected systems and electrification, positioning our Company for …

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Oshkosh Strikes $115M Deal for Pratt Miller; John Pfeifer Quoted

John Pfeifer President and COO Oshkosh

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) has agreed to acquire engineering company Pratt Miller for approximately $115M in a debt- and cash-free transaction. Pratt Miller will retain its name, branding, team members and facilities and Oshkosh said Tuesday it expects the transaction to close during the first quarter of calendar year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

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DISA Seeks Potential FAMIS-WCF Financial System Sustainment, Enhancement Support Sources

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started to seek information on potential vendors that could help enhance and provide sustainment support for DISA’s Financial Accounting Management Information System for the Working Capital Funds platform.

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QinetiQ Combines US Defense, Security Operations Under New Business; Mary Williams Quoted

Mary Williams President and CEO QinetiQ Inc.

U.K.-based defense technology company QinetiQ has signed a special security agreement with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to combine all of its defense and security operations in the U.S. under a single entity that will operate as QinetiQ Inc. Mary Williams, former president and CEO of sensor provider Manufacturing Techniques, will lead QinetiQ Inc. as president and CEO.

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