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Welcome Dear Colleague, Welcome to Washington, D.C., and the 2023 A&D Programs Conference, the 21st year Aviation Week Network has planned an event dedicated to the strategy and requirements for aerospace, defense and space businesses and programs. The theme of this year’s conference is “Building a Resilient Industrial Base,” and for the next two days we’ll delve into the daunting challenges facing our industrial base and the contractors that underpin it. Program leaders and their contractors are grappling with workforce and supply chain shortages and a rapidly changing technological landscape that includes AI, digital transformation and asymmetric threats. They must innovate against of backdrop of hyper-divisive politics, regional conflicts in places such as Ukraine and Israel, and a great strategic faceoff between the U.S. and China.
Joe Anselmo SVP Content & Editorial Director Aviation Week Network
During the conference you’ll hear from, and get the chance to ask questions of, acquisition leaders from the U.S. Defense Department, top executives from leading Pentagon contractors and representatives of new companies that are aiming to upend how the industry does business. Joining them onstage will be Aviation Week Network’s editors and forecasters, an award-wining team with decades of experience. None of this would be possible without the commitment and support of our sponsors: Siemens, Salesforce, Elbit Systems of America and Millennium Space Systems; and our supporting partners: the Aerospace Industries Association, Airlink and Vaughn College. Prepare yourself for a lineup of interesting and engaging sessions, and please participate with your questions and comments.
Joe Anselmo SVP Content & Editorial Director
Carol Wilkins Conference Producer Aviation Week Network
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Agenda All sessions will take place in the Moretti Ballroom unless otherwise indicated.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 7:30am – Registration 5:00pm Location: Foretti Foyer 7:30am
Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30am Opening Welcome & Remarks from Sponsor Joe Anselmo, SVP Content & Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network Barrett Koch, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Siemens Digital Industries Software 8:35am Fireside Chat – Reforming the Pentagon’s
Buying Process, Creating a More Resilient Industrial Base
As the Pentagon is positioning the U.S. defense industrial base to significantly ramp up munitions production – to backfill stocks depleted by aid to Ukraine and be prepared to deter conflict in the Pacific, Congress has tasked a commission of experts to provide recommendations to inform the established Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process. Moderator: Brian Everstine, Pentagon Editor, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network Honorable Bob Hale, Chairman, PPBE Reform Commission Dr. Arun Seraphin, Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, NDIA Lara Sayer, Executive Director, Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) 9:20am How the U.S. Can Implement a Defense
Industrial Policy and Boost Competitiveness
Moderator: Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network Scott Baum, Vice President of Strategy & Growth, Elbit Systems of America Jeff Hubert, Director, Air Force’s Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA) Anthony Di Stascio, Director of the Manufacturing, Capability Expansion, and Investment Prioritization Directorate (MCEIP), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S) Lorenzo E. Williams, Senior Director of Acquisition Policy, AIA 10:05am Program Excellence Spotlight: Embraer
The Phenom 300 series has been a remarkable success for Embraer, and its success is anchored in management excellence — and the commitment of the program’s multifunctional and multicultural teams. Despite its complexity and market challenges, the Phenom 300 has been delivered on time, on budget, and in alignment with defined requirements. Simone Gobo, Phenom Program Director, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.
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10:40am Meet-Up Networking Break
11:15am Protecting the Homeland Through
The war in Ukraine and tension in the Pacific are making the nation’s overseas alliances ever more important – from its strategic partnerships with Australia and the UK, the Quad partnership in the Pacific and the recent growth in NATO, this panel will discuss changes to the intersection of diplomacy and industrial policy. Moderator: Jennifer DiMascio, Executive Managing Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network Dak Hardwick, Vice President, International Affairs, AIA Logan Jones, President & General Manager, SparkCognition Government Systems & NDIA Board of Directors Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive, General Atomics Global Corp Sander Oude Hengel, Defense Cooperation Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Chair, Defense MoU Attachés Group (DMAG) 12:05pm The Future of Space Acquisitions: Driving
Change and Discipline Into Existing Programs
Hear about space acquisition priorities and how leaders are driving change and discipline into existing programs. Moderator: Jennifer DiMascio, Executive Managing Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network Keynote: Hon. Frank Calvelli, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, DAF 12:35pm Networking Lunch Location: Kingbird 1:35pm Myth Busting: High-Performance
Proliferated small satellites are in exceptional demand for national security space missions, and both commercial and Aerospace & Defense industries are delivering in response to that demand. However, there is a long-held misconception that the commercial industry alone can drive the move toward smaller, affordable solutions. In reality, Aerospace & Defense companies have answered the call by incorporating commercial technology and best practices, as well as moving and acting differently, and can do this in support of commercial and government needs. Tune in with this panel to hear how small sat primes and launch providers are disrupting what’s considered “traditional” aerospace and defense, delivering in unprecedented timelines to customers. Moderator: Garrett Reim, Space & Emerging Technologies Editor, Aviation Week Network Jason Kim, CEO, Millennium Space Systems Bill Weber, CEO, Firefly Aerospace
2:20pm The Four Horsemen – Market Outlook for the
5:05pm A Value Creator of The Employee and
A core topic offered annually by several top industry analysts. An information-packed session discussing the latest data available and sharing their perceptions about what’s going on inside the Pentagon and NASA.
We will explore how to cultivate and sustain a thriving organizational culture, one that creates a fully human experience at work, for all. We will take a deep dive into the role of leadership in shaping the experience, as well as other key elements that make an organization adaptive in this challenging and ever evolving landscape.
Moderator: Michael Bruno, Executive Editor, Business, Aviation Week Network Byron Callan, Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners, LLC Pierre Chao, Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors Steven Grundman, Principal, Grundman Advisory R. John Stack, Senior Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking, B. Riley Securities 3:00pm Meet-Up
3:35pm Taking the Pulse of the Global Supply
Moderator: Marcello Tocci Moreira, E-Jets Freighter Program Director, Embraer Commercial Aviation Tony Bond, Chief Diversity & Innovation Officer, A Great Place To Work 5:35pm
Sponsored by 5:35pm – Networking 6:35pm Reception Location: Top of the Gate
In a pre-pandemic world, supply chains were, and still are to some extent, considered cost centers where margins saved equaled greater profits. Supply chain managers were measured on their ability to lower costs and improve cash flow through efficient tactics, such as decreasing buffer stocks and minimizing inventory throughout the supply chain. While efficiency, lean logistics, and six sigma still have a role to play in modern supply chain thinking, uncertainty has shifted mindsets from “just in time” to “just in case” logistics. In this session, we will delve into the effectiveness of program execution as a key imperative for supply chain efficiency, the current state of supply chain challenges, new regulations, and what to plan for to overcome these challenges. Raj Shankar, Vice President, Digital Transformation & GTM Aerospace and Government SI Markets 4:10pm
The Long-Range Plan: Why the Investments?
Building a resilient industrial base relies heavily on the private industry. This discussion will address issues confronting traditional and non-traditional entities to accelerate and streamline investments in science & technology innovation. Expanding the IB is strategic and a long-range plan to build national security and to remain competitive against adversaries. Moderator: Brian Everstine, Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network Dr. Caitlin Lee, Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Program; Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation A.J. Piplica, Founder & CEO, Hermeus
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:00am – Registration 4:00pm 8:00am
Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:55am Opening Welcome & Speaker Introduction Joe Anselmo, SVP Content & Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network Carol Wilkins, Conference Producer, Aviation Week Network 9:00am Keynote: Overcoming Challenges through
Intelligent Operations & Modern Supply Chain Transformation
Moderator: Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network Keynote: Matt Bromberg, Corporate Vice President of Global Operations, Northrop Grumman 9:35am Keeping Our Edge: Innovation and
Due to a decline in decades-long federal funding for R&D in technology, the United States is at risk of being outmatched by adversaries. Hear about some of the newest programs coming to market for public-private partnerships that can provide urgent and comprehensive solutions. Moderator: Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network Andrea Garrity, Chief Growth Officer, goTenna Michael Weigand, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Shift5
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Agenda All sessions will take place in the Moretti Ballroom unless otherwise indicated. 10:15am Meet-Up
10:50am Applying Market Intelligence and Digital
Transformation to Address A&D Supply Chain Issues
Late deliveries and lost revenue due to supply chain issues remain far too common in the A&D industry. Practices such as diversifying suppliers and buying safety stock can help, but isn’t there a better way? This session will examine the results of a Siemens supply chain survey conducted by Aviation Week to explain current trends and consider how companies can embrace digital transformation and invest in market intelligence to proactively manage their supply chain. Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Sr. Vice President of Content, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network Todd Tuthill, Vice President Aerospace & Defense Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software 11:25am Program Excellence Spotlight: Agile
Honeywell’s Aerospace business unit sought to improve program efficiency by leveraging Agile beyond the software domain. The program achieved its goal of realizing Agile’s business benefits in a long-cycle, highly regulated, mechanical aerospace product development environment for engines and power systems. The scope spanned mechanical, electromechanical, electronics and software domains. Marlene Sharkey, Senior Program Manager, Honeywell Aerospace 12:05pm Networking Lunch Location: Kingbird 1:05pm Analysts’ View of the Global Military
With the U.S. responding to mounting strategic threats, European demand exploding in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and defense budgets growing again in the Middle East prospects for the global military aircraft market appear strong. Join Aviation Week’s analysts as they discuss key regional market trends, opportunities for U.S. exports, and competition from overseas suppliers. Moderator: Craig Caffery, Head Defense Markets & Data & Intelligence & Data Services, Aviation Week Network Jeremiah Gertler, Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies Brandon Patrick, Senior Defense Analyst, Aviation Week Network Sterling Richmond, Senior Defense Analyst, Aviation Week Network
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1:55pm Stimulating Domestic Manufacturing: Is the
U.S. Innovating Enough?
Meet a few of the disruptors in the industry that’s not only creating new program solutions but advancing domestic manufacturing with efficiency. These companies are building a legacy of innovation in programs, products, and efficient factories for the future. Moderator: Michael Langman, Founder & Co-President, Wharton Aerospace Joe Laurienti, CEO, Ursa Major Jerry McGinn, Ph.D., Executive Director, George Mason University, School of Business Katie Jo Sunday, Ph.D., Additive Manufacturing Lead, Joby Aviation 2:45pm Program Excellence Spotlight: National
Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) Ukraine
NASAMS is a distributed and networked short- to mediumrange ground-based air defense system. The program was nominated for delivering life-saving protective systems to Ukraine Defense Forces in just 71 days after contract award and being successfully employed in combat just 10 days after delivery. Laura Bear, Program Manager, Medium Range Air Defense, Raytheon 3:20pm A Game Changer: Using Generative AI to
Design Aerospace Parts
Undoubtedly, artificial intelligence (AI) is a game changer and rapidly growing to outperform human capabilities. Hear about the latest NASA programs and how CAD software powered by Generative AI is used to design aerospace parts to be used in upcoming missions. Moderator: Garrett Reim, Space & Emerging Technologies Editor, Aviation Week Network Ryan McClelland, Research Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 3:50pm Meet-Up
4:25pm Closing Speaker: Defense Industrial Base at a
Crossroads: Learning from Ukraine, Looking toward China
Moderator: Joe Anselmo, SVP Content & Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network Keynote: Russ Matijevich, Chief Innovation Officer, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc. 5:05pm
Close of Conference
5:15pm – Networking Reception 6:15pm Location: Top of the Gate 6:15pm – Program Excellence Dinner 9:00pm & Awards Presentation Opening Remarks: Barrett Koch, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Location: Elmore Room 1:05pm Program Management Roundtable
The Program Management Roundtable is held annually during Aviation Week’s A&D Programs Conference. The roundtable was created in the belief that by working together, leaders can resolve some of the most vexing—and common— issues the aerospace and defense industry’s programs will encounter. Sponsored by Siemens Digital Software Industries and hosted by the Aviation Week Program Excellence Evaluation Team, the roundtable follows Chatham House rules—participants are free to use the ideas and best practices shared, but with no attribution by name or by company/military service. Facilitator: Barrett Koch, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Siemens Digital Industries Software Facilitator, Mike McClary, Editor, Program Excellence, Aviation Week Network Invitation Only
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Hon. Frank Calvelli
Anthony Di Stasio
SVP of Content, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network
Corporate Vice President, Global Operations, Northrop Grumman
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, Department of the Air Force
Phenom Program Director, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.
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Vice President of Strategy & Growth, Elbit Systems of America
Executive Editor, Business, Aviation Week Network
Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network
Program Manager, Medium Range Air Defense, Raytheon
Head Defense Markets & Data & Intelligence & Data Services, Aviation Week Network
Director of the Manufacturing, Capability Expansion, and Investment Prioritization Directorate (MCEIP), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S)
Chief Growth Officer, goTenna
EVP, Chief Diversity & Innovation Officer, A Great Place To Work
Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners, LLC
Executive Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network
Senior Associate (NonResident), Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Honorable Bob Hale
Dr. Vivek Lall
Dr. Caitlin Lee
Jerry McGinn, Ph.D.
Sander Oude Hengel
Founder & Principal, Grundman Advisory
President & General Manager and NDIA Board of Directors, SparkCognition Government Systems
Founder & Co-President, Wharton Aerospace
Research Engineer , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Chairman, PPBE Reform Commission
CEO, Millennium Space Systems
Founder & CEO, Ursa Major
Executive Director, George Mason University, School of Business
Vice President, International Affairs, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Siemens Digital Industry Software
Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Program; Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Defense Cooperation Attaché and Chair, Defense MoU Attachés Group (DMAG), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Director, Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA)
Chief Executive, General Atomics Global Corporation
Chief Innovation Officer, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc
Senior Military Analyst for the Middle East and North Africa, Aviation Week Network
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Dr. Arun Seraphin
R. John Stack
Katie Jo Sunday, Ph.D.
Marcello Tocci Moreira
Lorenzo E. Williams
Founder & CEO, Hermeus
Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, NDIA
Additive Manufacturing Lead, Joby Aviation
CEO, Firefly Aerospace
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Space & Emerging Technologies Editor, Aviation Week Network
Vice President, Digital Transformation & GTM Aerospace and Government SI Markets, Salesforce
E-Jets Freighter Program Director, Embraer Commercial Aviation
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Shift5
Senior Defense Analyst, NAB - Aviation
Senior Program Manager, Honeywell Aerospace
Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network
Conference Producer, Aviation Week Network
Executive Director, Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
Senior Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking, B. Riley Securities
Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Senior Director for Acquisition Policy, AIA
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Premium Sponsor Elbit Systems of America Elbit Systems of America, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. We are a trusted and highly capable partner, committed to ensuring the success of our customers to depend on our solutions to accomplish their missions. With 3,400 engineering, production, and sustainment employees working at 14 locations in 10 states, Elbit America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Focused on serving our customers, we work alongside them to design, engineer, and manufacture creative solutions here in the U.S. to give them a decisive advantage. Our products are found in nearly every major weapon system in the Pentagon’s arsenal and as systems exported by the U.S. government to its closest allies. We have expanded our American engineering workforce and deepened our technical expertise in recent years, increasing our classified engineering development infrastructure and capabilities at many of our major locations. We employ more than 500 American engineers – a 50 percent increase during the last few years – and we routinely invest tens of millions of dollars in research and development of future products. All of this is increasingly aligned to, and growing in concert with, U.S. customer needs. We are honored to be considered as a finalist for two of the 2023 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards: As a global leader in providing head-up, head-down, and head-on avionics displays, Elbit America is pleased to be recognized for our efforts – through our joint venture (Collins Elbit Vision Systems), working with the U.S. Navy – to develop the Zero-G HMDS+ solution for the service’s Improved Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (IJHMCS). The Zero-G HMDS+ will provide Naval Aviators and Marine Corps Pilots with an augmented view of the battle space inside the wearer’s helmet to allow for faster decision-making, increasing survivability and effectiveness. We are also pleased that our efforts in support of Boeing’s AH-64E Apache program – through the development, production, and delivery of the Multicore Mission Process (MMP) – is being similarly recognized. MMP is the “heart” of the Apache, providing all of the functionality of onboard Apache systems. For additional information, visit: www.ElbitAmerica.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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Sponsor Millennium Space Systems Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing Company, is a small satellite prime, delivering high-performance constellation solutions for National Security Space. Founded in 2001, the company’s active production lines and 80% vertical integration enable the rapid delivery of small satellites across missions and orbits – LEO, MEO and GEO. For more information, visit www.millennium-space.com.
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November 8, 2023 The Watergate Hotel Washington, DC
Congratulations to the 2023 Program Excellence Award Finalists Winners will be named during the 2023 Program Excellence Awards dinner and presentation. OEM SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT The Boeing Company
Space Launch System Dave Dutcher, Director, Airpower Teaming System Global Programs
E-99 Modernization Vanessa Gonçalves, Senior Program Manager
Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) Amber Stone, Program Director
OEM SYSTEM PRODUCTION Lockheed Martin
Orion Tonya Ladwig, VP for Human Space Exploration & Orion Program Manager
National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) Ukraine Laura Bear, Program Manager
SUPPLIER SYSTEM PRODUCTION
Elbit Systems of America
AH-64E Apache Multicore Mission Processor (MMP) Kevin Hitt, Program Director Steve Marsh, Program Director
OEM SYSTEM SUSTAINMENT The Boeing Company
C-17 Sustainment Program Dr. Richard A. Gomez, Program Leader
Phenom 300E Simone Gobo Barcellos, Director, Phenom Program Office
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
India-COCO, MQ9B preproduction HALE-RPA Mike Connolly, Program Leader
SPECIAL PROJECTS The Boeing Company
Master GMD-9355 Project Geneen M. Tobey, Program Leader
Agile Implementation Excellence by Honeywell Aerospace and Power Systems Marlene Sharkey, Senior Program Manager
Rapid Dragon: Palletized Effects Experimentation Campaign Dr. Deanelle “Dee” Hidalgo, Deputy Director, Air-to-Ground Missile Systems / Rapid Dragon USAF Program Manager Dr. Dean Evans, U.S. Air Force Rapid Dragon Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory – Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation Office
B21 Doug Young, Program Manager, VP and General Manager
SDPE Air Base Air Defense Experiment Daniel T. Dyring, Program Director
2023 Program Excellence Evaluation Team
SUPPLIER SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT The Boeing Company
Spectrolab ISS Solar Power Module Program Miquelle Milavec, President, Spectrolab
E-2D Distributed Readiness Trainer (D-DRT) Justin Murgia, Senior Program Manager
SUPPLIER SYSTEM SUSTAINMENT BAE Systems
F-22 EW Sustainment Daniel Harrington, Program Director
Collins Elbit Vision Systems Joint Venture
Zero-G HMDS+™ Bret Tinkey, Bob Hess, Vadim Neimark, Program Management Directors
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Program Excellence Evaluation Team Boeing As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. For more information, visit: www.boeing.com
Collins Aerospace Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, specializes in advanced structures, avionics, interiors, mission systems and power and control systems that serve customers across the commercial, regional, business aviation and military sectors. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. The work we do shapes the future of aviation, and our values of trust, respect, accountability, collaboration, and innovation define who we are. For more information, visit www.collinsaerospace.com
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Program Excellence Evaluation Team DAU DAU is the acquisition learning, development, and talent management organization for the Department of Defense with a mission to provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. Nearly 160,000 acquisition professionals across all Military Services and Defense agencies have access to career-long learning and support from DAU faculty and staff. DAU fosters an environment of innovation and collaboration across communities. We connect people, ideas and information across the government, industry, and academia to ensure our military has the capabilities needed to outmatch our adversaries. DAU provides a full range of certification and assignment-specific training, credentials, and continuous learning opportunities available online and through our regional campuses. Organizations with specific needs can take advantage of DAU’s consulting services and specialized workshops. Additionally, DAU maintains a collection of online tools and on-demand learning resources. For more information, visit: www.dau.edu
Elbit Systems of America Elbit Systems of America, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For more information, visit: www.ElbitAmerica.com
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Embraer Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after sales. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service, and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit: www.embraer.com
Corporate Communications Embraer Brazil email@example.com +55 12 3927-1000 www.embraer.com
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission system solutions, including the Predator® aircraft series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI is taking the industry to new levels of performance, reliability, and operational capability. Since it was established more than 30 years ago, GA-ASI has expanded the acceptance and application of RPA systems within the United States and among allied forces around the globe. The company is dedicated to providing longendurance, mission-capable aircraft with the integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent, wide-area situational awareness. Predator, GA-ASI’s flagship RPA, has been operational in every U.S. conflict since 1995, providing persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and full mission capability. Since its development, Predator’s capabilities have evolved rapidly, with the company’s aircraft family now encompassing a variety of additional systems, including Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper®, Gray Eagle, Predator C Avenger®, Predator XP, and the MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian. Predator-series aircraft are in constant daily operations, supporting the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, NASA, the Italian Air Force, the UK Royal Air Force, the French Air Force, the Spanish Air Force, the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the UAE Armed Forces, and the Government of India.
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Program Excellence Evaluation Team Honeywell Aerospace Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the corporation. For more information, visit www.lockheedmartin.com
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Moog Inc. Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Their high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, medical, and marine products. Moog business is organized via three Operating Groups. AIRCRAFT Moog Aircraft Group offers a complete range of technologies and unparalleled customer service to the following markets: military aircraft, commercial aircraft, and military and commercial aftermarket support. INDUSTRIAL Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance motion control products, solutions and services combining electric, hydraulic, and hybrid technologies. Their range of applications include: industrial machinery, energy, medical devices, marine, simulation and test. SPACE AND DEFENSE Space and Defense Group (SDG) is committed to innovation, talent development, and on-time delivery of quality solutions to the global aerospace and defense markets. The Defense Sector designs and manufactures products and system solutions across air, land, and sea defense platforms. Precision missile steering, weapon stores management systems, field-reconfigurable turreted weapons, surveillance systems, and quiet undersea actuation are included in their defense solution set. The Space Sector designs and manufactures systems and components for spacecraft and launch vehicles providing solutions in propulsion, actuation, mechanisms, avionics, structures, power, and spacecraft delivery vehicles. For more information, visit www.moog.com
Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.
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Program Excellence Evaluation Team Raytheon Technologies At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world. Raytheon, which consolidated into a single RTX business in July 2023, specializes in creating nextgeneration defense solutions that are smarter, faster and better than previously thought possible; in integrated air and missile defense, advanced sensors, space-based systems, hypersonics, effectors, and cyber solutions. For more information, visit: www.rtx.com
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