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General Atomics, Fokker to Collaborate on Predator UAV Landing Gear Development

A General Atomics subsidiary has partnered with Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, to develop landing gear technology for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system. Netherlands-based Fokker and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. have worked together to offer Predator B to the Dutch armed forces and aim to integrate Fokker’s technology onto the UAV as the companies …

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Sikorsky, United Tech to Donate $1M for Rotorcraft Professorship at the University of Maryland; Mark Miller Comments

United Technologies Corp. and its subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft have pledged a donation of $1 million to establish the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft program at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. As part of UMD’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, the program is intended to bolster rotorcraft technology research and development in …

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Pratt & Whitney Unveils Maintenance, Engineering Hub in Singapore; Paul Adams Comments

Pratt & Whitney has officially opened a maintenance, repair and operations hub for PW4000 aircraft engines in Singapore as part of a $110 million capital investment. The facility is located at the Seletar industrial aerospace park which already houses Pratt & Whitney’s component solutions business and global services engineering team, …

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Exec Spotlight: Mike Leff on Accenture’s ASM Research Purchase, Next-Gen Tech in Healthcare

Mike Leff serves as managing director for the federal civilian health business at Accenture and leads programs for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services‘ umbrella. The nearly three-decade industry veteran previously held a similar role at Lockheed Martin‘s information systems and global solutions business, where he worked …

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Executive Spotlight: Lou Crenshaw on Grant Thornton’s Market Strategy and his 30-Year Naval Career

Lou Crenshaw serves as a principal for Grant Thornton where he leads the national aerospace and defense practice. He joined the company in 2007 and was most recently responsible for the defense and intelligence sector of the firm’s global public sector practice. The retired Vice Admiral served in a number of roles …

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The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011

As the countdown to 2011 begins, ExecutiveBiz brings you its third annual list of the Top 20 People to Watch. From government to industry, this year’s list highlights individuals focused, largely, on two critical fronts: in government, cost-efficiency and national security; on the industry side, new innovation — and the …

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Is Acquisition Reform Pushing Contractors Too Hard?

When Northrop Grumman pulled out of the $40 billion competition to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force, leaving Boeing as the likely winner, some analysts questioned whether White House acquisition reform efforts are pushing contractors too hard. Loren Thompson, a defense industry expert at the Lexington Institute, told …

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