Tag Archives: Boeing

Will Roper Eyes Autonomous Capabilities for Air Force’s Future Tankers

Will Roper

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said a redesign of the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft’s remote vision system is driving the service to plan for the possible integration of autonomous or semi-autonomous capabilities into its next tanker, the Military website reported Thursday.

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Leanne Caret, President & CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Leanne Caret

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), accepted her fourth consecutive Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic on Monday. Caret received her fourth Wash100 Award for her continued leadership in the development of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, winning major defense contracts for the company and accelerating influential aerospace technology.

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Boeing Names Marc Allen as Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Raymond as Chief Sustainability Officer; David Calhoun Quoted

Marc Allen and

The Boeing Company has appointed Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development. The company has also named Christopher Raymond as chief sustainability officer. Both appointments will go into effect on Oct. 1. Allen joined Boeing’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International

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Barbara Barrett Discusses Air Force ‘eSeries’ Weapons System Designator

Barbara Barrett

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett announced Monday the service branch’s “eSeries” classification for digitally engineered weapons systems at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, the service reported. Air Force officials said the digital eSeries acquisition program will help speed up the production of weapon systems. 

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Boeing Names Ed Dandridge to Senior Leadership Team, Succeeding Greg Smith; David Calhoun Quoted

Ed Dandridge

The Boeing Company has appointed Ed Dandridge to succeed Greg Smith as senior vice president and chief communications officer, effective Sept. 28. Dandridge will report to Boeing president and CEO, David Calhoun, and will serve on the company's Executive Council. Dandridge is a seasoned global executive and recognized industry leader with more than 25 years of experience. 

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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DARPA Tests In-Space Deformable Mirror Telescope

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has pursued an effort to demonstrate the capture of distant space images through CubeSat-based telescopes. The International Space Station on July 13 deployed the agency's Deformable Mirror or DeMi CubeSat satellite that features a miniature telescope with microelectromechanical technology.

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USAF Retires First KC-10 Extender for Replacement

KC-10 Extender

The U.S. Air Force held a ceremony to recognize a KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft decommissioned from operational service. The ceremony took place at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and honored the tanker's three decades of USAF service.

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