Technology

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy on Key Takeaways From National Cyber Strategy

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said there are five key takeaways from the White House’s updated National Cyber Strategy and one of those is the Trump administration’s position that cyber crime is a national security threat. Kennedy wrote in a Fox Business opinion piece published Monday that through the strategy, the administration made clear that one of its key priorities is to address intellectual property theft.

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Defense Startup in New Mexico Focuses on Counter-Drone, Satcom Tech

A new Albuquerque, N.M.-based defense company founded by former Raytheon employees has begun to design and produce technology platforms for counter-drone operations and satellite communications, Albuquerque Business First reported Friday. Established in June 2018, Raven Defense occupies a 5K-square-foot office in New Mexico and plans to lease more space as the company works on radio frequency-based platforms and builds up its hiring pipeline through the University of New Mexico's workforce training program and COSMIAC research center.
 

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Air Force Accepts Two Boeing-Built KC-46 Tankers; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing handed over two KC-46A Pegasus tanker planes to the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony held Thursday at the company’s Everett, Wash.-based assembly facility, GeekWire reported Thursday. Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, made a surprise announcement Thursday before employees and service personnel that the company would deliver not just one, but two KC-46As to the military branch.

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Chris Pogue on MDA’s Government Division, UAS Surveillance Offerings

Chris Pogue, president of government division at Maxar TechnologiesMDA business, told MilsatMagazine in an interview that he oversees the operations and growth of defense, enterprise geospatial platforms, Earth observation systems and space robotics business lines as head of MDA Government. Pogue, who assumed his current role in June 2018, discussed how MDA meets the surveillance needs of warfighters and defense clients worldwide through unmanned aircraft systems.

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