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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plansjames.pozzi@aviationweek.co.uk

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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans
james.pozzi@av…
Mon, 02/17/2020 – 09:45

A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.

The Defense Department is seeking $3.57 billion in funding for its advanced research projects agency in 2021, an increase of just over 3% from 2020.

Among the projects planned for initiation in 2021 is LongShot, for which DARPA is seeking $22 million. LongShot will demonstrate an air-launched weapon system that will use a slower-speed, longer-range air vehicle for transit to the engagement zone where it will launch multiple air-to-air missiles.

The weapon will be carried externally on existing fighters or internally on bombers. Multi-mode propulsion will significantly increase engagement range while allowing air-to-air missiles to be launched closer to their targets, reducing reaction time and increasing terminal energy and kill probability.

LongShot appears to be a follow-on to the Flying Missile Rail concept revealed by DARPA in 2017. This was a device carrying a pair of AIM-120 air-to-air missiles that could remain under the wing of and F-16 or F/A-18 or fly away from the host aircraft, acting as a booster to extend the range of the missiles.

“LongShot will explore new engagement concepts for multi-modal, multi-kill systems that can engage more than one target,” according to DARPA budget documents. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the program through to a preliminary design review for the demonstration system.

DARPA is seeking $13.3 million for begin the Gunslinger program to demonstrate a tactical-range weapon that will combine the maneuverability of a missile with ability of a gun to engage different types of target. Envisioned missions are close air support, counter insurgency and air-to-air engagements.

Metrics for the system are total range, including transit, loiter and engagement, as well as effectiveness, according to the documents. Development of such a missile system will require vehicle concepts that have the aerodynamic, propulsion and payload to enable a wide operational envelope, says DARPA. 

Gunslinger will also require “algorithms that support maneuvering and target recognition to enable expedited command decision making for selecting and engaging targets, and approaches to incorporating modularity of design to reduce cost,” the documents say.

DARPA is seeking $15.1 million in 2021 for another new project, Counter High Energy Lasers (C-HEL), which aims to develop a system to detect, locate and disrupt energy laser weapons before they can inflict irreversible damage.

The project will study novel sensors, protective materials and obscurants as well as optical and kinetic defeat systems. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the project through the conceptual design review for an initial operational C-HEL system and field testing of protective coatings.

Developing small photonic terminals that can establish high-bandwidth communications links between microsatellites and mobile platforms is the goal of Portable Optical Integrated Network Transceivers (POINT), a new project for which $9.2 million is sought in 2021.

Existing optical terminals with gimballed telescopes are too large for microsatellites, and POINT will leverage the recent developments in optical phased-array transmitters to develop transceivers with no moving parts, dramatically reducing their size, weight and power requirements.

Providing tactical beyond-line-of-sight communications in an anti-access/area-denial environment by deploying low-cost expendable repeaters ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, high-altitude platforms and low-orbiting satellites is the goal of the new Resilient Networked Distributed Multi-Transceiver Communications (RNDMC) project, for which $7.4 million is sought in 2021.

Proportional Weapons, for which $6 million is sought in 2021, is a new project to develop a real-time capability to tune the effects of families of munitions to be able to breach a structure, or clear an area, while minimizing collateral damage. “Novel approaches are needed that are absolutely effective from the air or ground against several scales of primarily urban, concealed threats while not being catastrophically destructive,” say DARPA budget documents.

Other new projects for fiscal 2021 include: Dynamic Airspace Control ($13.7 million), to develop ways to surveil and manage local airspace without using high-power radar; Non-Kinetic Effects ($7.5 million), to develop new electronic-warfare systems to sense, attack and also protect signals; and Port Defense ($7.4 million), to use expendable unmanned undersea vehicles for mine countermeasures.
 

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evratz
Tue, 02/18/2020 – 16:24
If ANY of these systems are being developed on ANY type of computer with access to the internet, or data is sent over the internet to any subcontractors, regardless of supposed security we might as well publish it openly to the enemies of democracy, as they will not only have all the design and mfg data, but will be able to get it operational years ahead of us. When will we learn that we are our own worst enemy, and face up to the need to REALLY keep things proprietary and off the internet!
apogee
Wed, 02/19/2020 – 00:17
Gunslinger sounds like a program where Metalstorm may re-emerge as a viable technology. Forget about a magazine, just install a bunch of pre-loaded barrels, and hey presto you have the ability to achieve rates of fire up to 1,000,000 rounds per minute!
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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans
james.pozzi@av…
Mon, 02/17/2020 – 09:45

A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.

The Defense Department is seeking $3.57 billion in funding for its advanced research projects agency in 2021, an increase of just over 3% from 2020.

Among the projects planned for initiation in 2021 is LongShot, for which DARPA is seeking $22 million. LongShot will demonstrate an air-launched weapon system that will use a slower-speed, longer-range air vehicle for transit to the engagement zone where it will launch multiple air-to-air missiles.

The weapon will be carried externally on existing fighters or internally on bombers. Multi-mode propulsion will significantly increase engagement range while allowing air-to-air missiles to be launched closer to their targets, reducing reaction time and increasing terminal energy and kill probability.

LongShot appears to be a follow-on to the Flying Missile Rail concept revealed by DARPA in 2017. This was a device carrying a pair of AIM-120 air-to-air missiles that could remain under the wing of and F-16 or F/A-18 or fly away from the host aircraft, acting as a booster to extend the range of the missiles.

“LongShot will explore new engagement concepts for multi-modal, multi-kill systems that can engage more than one target,” according to DARPA budget documents. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the program through to a preliminary design review for the demonstration system.

DARPA is seeking $13.3 million for begin the Gunslinger program to demonstrate a tactical-range weapon that will combine the maneuverability of a missile with ability of a gun to engage different types of target. Envisioned missions are close air support, counter insurgency and air-to-air engagements.

Metrics for the system are total range, including transit, loiter and engagement, as well as effectiveness, according to the documents. Development of such a missile system will require vehicle concepts that have the aerodynamic, propulsion and payload to enable a wide operational envelope, says DARPA. 

Gunslinger will also require “algorithms that support maneuvering and target recognition to enable expedited command decision making for selecting and engaging targets, and approaches to incorporating modularity of design to reduce cost,” the documents say.

DARPA is seeking $15.1 million in 2021 for another new project, Counter High Energy Lasers (C-HEL), which aims to develop a system to detect, locate and disrupt energy laser weapons before they can inflict irreversible damage.

The project will study novel sensors, protective materials and obscurants as well as optical and kinetic defeat systems. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the project through the conceptual design review for an initial operational C-HEL system and field testing of protective coatings.

Developing small photonic terminals that can establish high-bandwidth communications links between microsatellites and mobile platforms is the goal of Portable Optical Integrated Network Transceivers (POINT), a new project for which $9.2 million is sought in 2021.

Existing optical terminals with gimballed telescopes are too large for microsatellites, and POINT will leverage the recent developments in optical phased-array transmitters to develop transceivers with no moving parts, dramatically reducing their size, weight and power requirements.

Providing tactical beyond-line-of-sight communications in an anti-access/area-denial environment by deploying low-cost expendable repeaters ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, high-altitude platforms and low-orbiting satellites is the goal of the new Resilient Networked Distributed Multi-Transceiver Communications (RNDMC) project, for which $7.4 million is sought in 2021.

Proportional Weapons, for which $6 million is sought in 2021, is a new project to develop a real-time capability to tune the effects of families of munitions to be able to breach a structure, or clear an area, while minimizing collateral damage. “Novel approaches are needed that are absolutely effective from the air or ground against several scales of primarily urban, concealed threats while not being catastrophically destructive,” say DARPA budget documents.

Other new projects for fiscal 2021 include: Dynamic Airspace Control ($13.7 million), to develop ways to surveil and manage local airspace without using high-power radar; Non-Kinetic Effects ($7.5 million), to develop new electronic-warfare systems to sense, attack and also protect signals; and Port Defense ($7.4 million), to use expendable unmanned undersea vehicles for mine countermeasures.
 

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evratz

Tue, 02/18/2020 – 16:24

If ANY of these systems are being developed on ANY type of computer with access to the internet, or data is sent over the internet to any subcontractors, regardless of supposed security we might as well publish it openly to the enemies of democracy, as they will not only have all the design and mfg data, but will be able to get it operational years ahead of us. When will we learn that we are our own worst enemy, and face up to the need to REALLY keep things proprietary and off the internet!

apogee

Wed, 02/19/2020 – 00:17

Gunslinger sounds like a program where Metalstorm may re-emerge as a viable technology. Forget about a magazine, just install a bunch of pre-loaded barrels, and hey presto you have the ability to achieve rates of fire up to 1,000,000 rounds per minute!

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Defense and Space
Sensors & Electronic Warfare
Missile Defense & Weapons

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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plansjames.pozzi@aviationweek.co.uk

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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans
james.pozzi@av…
Mon, 02/17/2020 – 09:45

A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.

The Defense Department is seeking $3.57 billion in funding for its advanced research projects agency in 2021, an increase of just over 3% from 2020.

Among the projects planned for initiation in 2021 is LongShot, for which DARPA is seeking $22 million. LongShot will demonstrate an air-launched weapon system that will use a slower-speed, longer-range air vehicle for transit to the engagement zone where it will launch multiple air-to-air missiles.

The weapon will be carried externally on existing fighters or internally on bombers. Multi-mode propulsion will significantly increase engagement range while allowing air-to-air missiles to be launched closer to their targets, reducing reaction time and increasing terminal energy and kill probability.

LongShot appears to be a follow-on to the Flying Missile Rail concept revealed by DARPA in 2017. This was a device carrying a pair of AIM-120 air-to-air missiles that could remain under the wing of and F-16 or F/A-18 or fly away from the host aircraft, acting as a booster to extend the range of the missiles.

“LongShot will explore new engagement concepts for multi-modal, multi-kill systems that can engage more than one target,” according to DARPA budget documents. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the program through to a preliminary design review for the demonstration system.

DARPA is seeking $13.3 million for begin the Gunslinger program to demonstrate a tactical-range weapon that will combine the maneuverability of a missile with ability of a gun to engage different types of target. Envisioned missions are close air support, counter insurgency and air-to-air engagements.

Metrics for the system are total range, including transit, loiter and engagement, as well as effectiveness, according to the documents. Development of such a missile system will require vehicle concepts that have the aerodynamic, propulsion and payload to enable a wide operational envelope, says DARPA. 

Gunslinger will also require “algorithms that support maneuvering and target recognition to enable expedited command decision making for selecting and engaging targets, and approaches to incorporating modularity of design to reduce cost,” the documents say.

DARPA is seeking $15.1 million in 2021 for another new project, Counter High Energy Lasers (C-HEL), which aims to develop a system to detect, locate and disrupt energy laser weapons before they can inflict irreversible damage.

The project will study novel sensors, protective materials and obscurants as well as optical and kinetic defeat systems. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the project through the conceptual design review for an initial operational C-HEL system and field testing of protective coatings.

Developing small photonic terminals that can establish high-bandwidth communications links between microsatellites and mobile platforms is the goal of Portable Optical Integrated Network Transceivers (POINT), a new project for which $9.2 million is sought in 2021.

Existing optical terminals with gimballed telescopes are too large for microsatellites, and POINT will leverage the recent developments in optical phased-array transmitters to develop transceivers with no moving parts, dramatically reducing their size, weight and power requirements.

Providing tactical beyond-line-of-sight communications in an anti-access/area-denial environment by deploying low-cost expendable repeaters ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, high-altitude platforms and low-orbiting satellites is the goal of the new Resilient Networked Distributed Multi-Transceiver Communications (RNDMC) project, for which $7.4 million is sought in 2021.

Proportional Weapons, for which $6 million is sought in 2021, is a new project to develop a real-time capability to tune the effects of families of munitions to be able to breach a structure, or clear an area, while minimizing collateral damage. “Novel approaches are needed that are absolutely effective from the air or ground against several scales of primarily urban, concealed threats while not being catastrophically destructive,” say DARPA budget documents.

Other new projects for fiscal 2021 include: Dynamic Airspace Control ($13.7 million), to develop ways to surveil and manage local airspace without using high-power radar; Non-Kinetic Effects ($7.5 million), to develop new electronic-warfare systems to sense, attack and also protect signals; and Port Defense ($7.4 million), to use expendable unmanned undersea vehicles for mine countermeasures.
 

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evratz
Tue, 02/18/2020 – 16:24
If ANY of these systems are being developed on ANY type of computer with access to the internet, or data is sent over the internet to any subcontractors, regardless of supposed security we might as well publish it openly to the enemies of democracy, as they will not only have all the design and mfg data, but will be able to get it operational years ahead of us. When will we learn that we are our own worst enemy, and face up to the need to REALLY keep things proprietary and off the internet!
apogee
Wed, 02/19/2020 – 00:17
Gunslinger sounds like a program where Metalstorm may re-emerge as a viable technology. Forget about a magazine, just install a bunch of pre-loaded barrels, and hey presto you have the ability to achieve rates of fire up to 1,000,000 rounds per minute!
Datasheet Download

DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans
james.pozzi@av…
Mon, 02/17/2020 – 09:45

A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.

The Defense Department is seeking $3.57 billion in funding for its advanced research projects agency in 2021, an increase of just over 3% from 2020.

Among the projects planned for initiation in 2021 is LongShot, for which DARPA is seeking $22 million. LongShot will demonstrate an air-launched weapon system that will use a slower-speed, longer-range air vehicle for transit to the engagement zone where it will launch multiple air-to-air missiles.

The weapon will be carried externally on existing fighters or internally on bombers. Multi-mode propulsion will significantly increase engagement range while allowing air-to-air missiles to be launched closer to their targets, reducing reaction time and increasing terminal energy and kill probability.

LongShot appears to be a follow-on to the Flying Missile Rail concept revealed by DARPA in 2017. This was a device carrying a pair of AIM-120 air-to-air missiles that could remain under the wing of and F-16 or F/A-18 or fly away from the host aircraft, acting as a booster to extend the range of the missiles.

“LongShot will explore new engagement concepts for multi-modal, multi-kill systems that can engage more than one target,” according to DARPA budget documents. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the program through to a preliminary design review for the demonstration system.

DARPA is seeking $13.3 million for begin the Gunslinger program to demonstrate a tactical-range weapon that will combine the maneuverability of a missile with ability of a gun to engage different types of target. Envisioned missions are close air support, counter insurgency and air-to-air engagements.

Metrics for the system are total range, including transit, loiter and engagement, as well as effectiveness, according to the documents. Development of such a missile system will require vehicle concepts that have the aerodynamic, propulsion and payload to enable a wide operational envelope, says DARPA. 

Gunslinger will also require “algorithms that support maneuvering and target recognition to enable expedited command decision making for selecting and engaging targets, and approaches to incorporating modularity of design to reduce cost,” the documents say.

DARPA is seeking $15.1 million in 2021 for another new project, Counter High Energy Lasers (C-HEL), which aims to develop a system to detect, locate and disrupt energy laser weapons before they can inflict irreversible damage.

The project will study novel sensors, protective materials and obscurants as well as optical and kinetic defeat systems. Fiscal 2021 funding would take the project through the conceptual design review for an initial operational C-HEL system and field testing of protective coatings.

Developing small photonic terminals that can establish high-bandwidth communications links between microsatellites and mobile platforms is the goal of Portable Optical Integrated Network Transceivers (POINT), a new project for which $9.2 million is sought in 2021.

Existing optical terminals with gimballed telescopes are too large for microsatellites, and POINT will leverage the recent developments in optical phased-array transmitters to develop transceivers with no moving parts, dramatically reducing their size, weight and power requirements.

Providing tactical beyond-line-of-sight communications in an anti-access/area-denial environment by deploying low-cost expendable repeaters ground vehicles, unmanned aircraft, high-altitude platforms and low-orbiting satellites is the goal of the new Resilient Networked Distributed Multi-Transceiver Communications (RNDMC) project, for which $7.4 million is sought in 2021.

Proportional Weapons, for which $6 million is sought in 2021, is a new project to develop a real-time capability to tune the effects of families of munitions to be able to breach a structure, or clear an area, while minimizing collateral damage. “Novel approaches are needed that are absolutely effective from the air or ground against several scales of primarily urban, concealed threats while not being catastrophically destructive,” say DARPA budget documents.

Other new projects for fiscal 2021 include: Dynamic Airspace Control ($13.7 million), to develop ways to surveil and manage local airspace without using high-power radar; Non-Kinetic Effects ($7.5 million), to develop new electronic-warfare systems to sense, attack and also protect signals; and Port Defense ($7.4 million), to use expendable unmanned undersea vehicles for mine countermeasures.
 

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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, February 19, 2020

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Graham Warwick

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evratz

Tue, 02/18/2020 – 16:24

If ANY of these systems are being developed on ANY type of computer with access to the internet, or data is sent over the internet to any subcontractors, regardless of supposed security we might as well publish it openly to the enemies of democracy, as they will not only have all the design and mfg data, but will be able to get it operational years ahead of us. When will we learn that we are our own worst enemy, and face up to the need to REALLY keep things proprietary and off the internet!

apogee

Wed, 02/19/2020 – 00:17

Gunslinger sounds like a program where Metalstorm may re-emerge as a viable technology. Forget about a magazine, just install a bunch of pre-loaded barrels, and hey presto you have the ability to achieve rates of fire up to 1,000,000 rounds per minute!

Secondary Categories/Subcategories

Defense and Space
Sensors & Electronic Warfare
Missile Defense & Weapons

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New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020)bridget.horan@informa.com

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New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020)
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Fri, 02/07/2020 – 09:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and infrastructure engineering and construction.

NASA has promoted Dennis Andrucyk to director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, from deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, Washington, where he fostered cost-saving collaboration with related U.S. and international entities. Andrucyk has held several engineering and technologist executive positions since joining NASA in 1988. He also worked at the National Security Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse, Northrop and General Electric.

Ashmita Sethi has been hired as Pratt & Whitney managing director for India. Sethi joins the company following extensive experience in corporate and public affairs and communications, with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. 

Lynn M. Bamford has been promoted to president of the defense and power segments at Curtiss-Wright Corp. from defense solutions senior vice president/general manager, and Kevin M. Rayment has been promoted to president of the commercial/industrial segment from senior vice president/general manager of the industrial division.

Top Aces has promoted Russ Quinn to president from chief commercial officer. He was L-3 Technologies vice president of U.S. Air Force business development. The company also has hired Kevin Fesler as vice president of business development. He was executive director of U.S. Air Force Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne and before that deputy director of F135 Sustainment at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.

headshotsEngine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business iAero Thrust has hired Tommy Mitchell as president, Mike Wilson as production manager and Sebastien Maury as vice president for commercial. Mitchell has 27 years of supply chain management experience. Wilson has 30 years’ experience, including 22 years at Delta Air Lines. Maury brings 21 years of aviation sales experience

Barfield Inc., an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has promoted Gilles Mercier to senior vice president based in Doral, Florida. His prior AFI KLM E&M positions include engineer, cost and pricing manager, engine-shop manager and Air France transformation leader. 

BridgeComm has hired Michael Abad-Santos as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Abad-Santos was Trustcomm chief commercial officer and before that LeoSat senior vice president for the Americas. 

Danette Bewley has been promoted to president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority from president of operations/chief operating officer.  

General Dynamics Land Systems has named Danny Deep president, a promotion from chief operating officer. He succeeds Gary L. Whited, who will retire in April. 

Virgin Galactic has promoted Enrico Palermo to chief operating officer in addition to his role as president of The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary. 

Consolidated Analysis Center International (CACI) has hired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Nagata as senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor. He was director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic and Operational Planning. CACI also has hired Marlin Edwards as senior vice president of business development. He had overseen business development at ManTech. 

Copenhagen-based Infare, an airfare-pricing data service, has hired Fredrik Palm as chief technology officer. Palm was Qlik vice president of research and development and before that Zaplox chief technology officer. 

CAG Holdings has appointed Ginger Evans as chief strategy officer. She was CEO of Reach Airports, a CAG/Munich Airport joint venture, and before that was commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. CAG also has named Krystal Brumfield chief of staff. She was Reach president and CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.  

The Aerospace Industries Association has named Alison Lynn vice president of communications. She was senior director for product communications at the American Chemistry Council.

Nano Dimension has hired veteran turnaround executive Yoav Stern as president/CEO. Cofounder and former CEO Amit Dror will become customer success officer and continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.  

Airbus Helicopters has promoted Laurence Petiard to head of external communications. She has managed external communications for several civil and military helicopter programs.

Commercial Jet has hired R. Rick Townsend as vice president of sales and marketing. Townsend has held senior positions at Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. 

Gulfstream has promoted Matt Baer to regional vice president of sales for the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. He was northeast regional sales manager.

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has hired Marcell Fitzgerald as customer service manager. He was senior account manager with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory. Maciej Paszkowski-Sikorski is rejoining APS as global military sales manager after a stint with SL-Montevideo Technologies.

Pentastar Aviation has hired Mike Peterson as maintenance sales representative. He was senior avionics sales specialist for Gulfstream Aerospace.

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Fri, 02/07/2020 – 09:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and infrastructure engineering and construction.

NASA has promoted Dennis Andrucyk to director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, from deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, Washington, where he fostered cost-saving collaboration with related U.S. and international entities. Andrucyk has held several engineering and technologist executive positions since joining NASA in 1988. He also worked at the National Security Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse, Northrop and General Electric.

Ashmita Sethi has been hired as Pratt & Whitney managing director for India. Sethi joins the company following extensive experience in corporate and public affairs and communications, with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. 

Lynn M. Bamford has been promoted to president of the defense and power segments at Curtiss-Wright Corp. from defense solutions senior vice president/general manager, and Kevin M. Rayment has been promoted to president of the commercial/industrial segment from senior vice president/general manager of the industrial division.

Top Aces has promoted Russ Quinn to president from chief commercial officer. He was L-3 Technologies vice president of U.S. Air Force business development. The company also has hired Kevin Fesler as vice president of business development. He was executive director of U.S. Air Force Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne and before that deputy director of F135 Sustainment at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.

Engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business iAero Thrust has hired Tommy Mitchell as president, Mike Wilson as production manager and Sebastien Maury as vice president for commercial. Mitchell has 27 years of supply chain management experience. Wilson has 30 years’ experience, including 22 years at Delta Air Lines. Maury brings 21 years of aviation sales experience

Barfield Inc., an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has promoted Gilles Mercier to senior vice president based in Doral, Florida. His prior AFI KLM E&M positions include engineer, cost and pricing manager, engine-shop manager and Air France transformation leader. 

BridgeComm has hired Michael Abad-Santos as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Abad-Santos was Trustcomm chief commercial officer and before that LeoSat senior vice president for the Americas. 

Danette Bewley has been promoted to president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority from president of operations/chief operating officer.  

General Dynamics Land Systems has named Danny Deep president, a promotion from chief operating officer. He succeeds Gary L. Whited, who will retire in April. 

Virgin Galactic has promoted Enrico Palermo to chief operating officer in addition to his role as president of The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary. 

Consolidated Analysis Center International (CACI) has hired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Nagata as senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor. He was director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic and Operational Planning. CACI also has hired Marlin Edwards as senior vice president of business development. He had overseen business development at ManTech. 

Copenhagen-based Infare, an airfare-pricing data service, has hired Fredrik Palm as chief technology officer. Palm was Qlik vice president of research and development and before that Zaplox chief technology officer. 

CAG Holdings has appointed Ginger Evans as chief strategy officer. She was CEO of Reach Airports, a CAG/Munich Airport joint venture, and before that was commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. CAG also has named Krystal Brumfield chief of staff. She was Reach president and CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.  

The Aerospace Industries Association has named Alison Lynn vice president of communications. She was senior director for product communications at the American Chemistry Council.

Nano Dimension has hired veteran turnaround executive Yoav Stern as president/CEO. Cofounder and former CEO Amit Dror will become customer success officer and continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.  

Airbus Helicopters has promoted Laurence Petiard to head of external communications. She has managed external communications for several civil and military helicopter programs.

Commercial Jet has hired R. Rick Townsend as vice president of sales and marketing. Townsend has held senior positions at Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. 

Gulfstream has promoted Matt Baer to regional vice president of sales for the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. He was northeast regional sales manager.

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has hired Marcell Fitzgerald as customer service manager. He was senior account manager with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory. Maciej Paszkowski-Sikorski is rejoining APS as global military sales manager after a stint with SL-Montevideo Technologies.

Pentastar Aviation has hired Mike Peterson as maintenance sales representative. He was senior avionics sales specialist for Gulfstream Aerospace.

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New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 10, 2020)
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Fri, 02/07/2020 – 09:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and infrastructure engineering and construction.

NASA has promoted Dennis Andrucyk to director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, from deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, Washington, where he fostered cost-saving collaboration with related U.S. and international entities. Andrucyk has held several engineering and technologist executive positions since joining NASA in 1988. He also worked at the National Security Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse, Northrop and General Electric.

Ashmita Sethi has been hired as Pratt & Whitney managing director for India. Sethi joins the company following extensive experience in corporate and public affairs and communications, with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. 

Lynn M. Bamford has been promoted to president of the defense and power segments at Curtiss-Wright Corp. from defense solutions senior vice president/general manager, and Kevin M. Rayment has been promoted to president of the commercial/industrial segment from senior vice president/general manager of the industrial division.

Top Aces has promoted Russ Quinn to president from chief commercial officer. He was L-3 Technologies vice president of U.S. Air Force business development. The company also has hired Kevin Fesler as vice president of business development. He was executive director of U.S. Air Force Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne and before that deputy director of F135 Sustainment at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.

headshotsEngine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business iAero Thrust has hired Tommy Mitchell as president, Mike Wilson as production manager and Sebastien Maury as vice president for commercial. Mitchell has 27 years of supply chain management experience. Wilson has 30 years’ experience, including 22 years at Delta Air Lines. Maury brings 21 years of aviation sales experience

Barfield Inc., an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has promoted Gilles Mercier to senior vice president based in Doral, Florida. His prior AFI KLM E&M positions include engineer, cost and pricing manager, engine-shop manager and Air France transformation leader. 

BridgeComm has hired Michael Abad-Santos as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Abad-Santos was Trustcomm chief commercial officer and before that LeoSat senior vice president for the Americas. 

Danette Bewley has been promoted to president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority from president of operations/chief operating officer.  

General Dynamics Land Systems has named Danny Deep president, a promotion from chief operating officer. He succeeds Gary L. Whited, who will retire in April. 

Virgin Galactic has promoted Enrico Palermo to chief operating officer in addition to his role as president of The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary. 

Consolidated Analysis Center International (CACI) has hired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Nagata as senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor. He was director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic and Operational Planning. CACI also has hired Marlin Edwards as senior vice president of business development. He had overseen business development at ManTech. 

Copenhagen-based Infare, an airfare-pricing data service, has hired Fredrik Palm as chief technology officer. Palm was Qlik vice president of research and development and before that Zaplox chief technology officer. 

CAG Holdings has appointed Ginger Evans as chief strategy officer. She was CEO of Reach Airports, a CAG/Munich Airport joint venture, and before that was commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. CAG also has named Krystal Brumfield chief of staff. She was Reach president and CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.  

The Aerospace Industries Association has named Alison Lynn vice president of communications. She was senior director for product communications at the American Chemistry Council.

Nano Dimension has hired veteran turnaround executive Yoav Stern as president/CEO. Cofounder and former CEO Amit Dror will become customer success officer and continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.  

Airbus Helicopters has promoted Laurence Petiard to head of external communications. She has managed external communications for several civil and military helicopter programs.

Commercial Jet has hired R. Rick Townsend as vice president of sales and marketing. Townsend has held senior positions at Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. 

Gulfstream has promoted Matt Baer to regional vice president of sales for the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. He was northeast regional sales manager.

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has hired Marcell Fitzgerald as customer service manager. He was senior account manager with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory. Maciej Paszkowski-Sikorski is rejoining APS as global military sales manager after a stint with SL-Montevideo Technologies.

Pentastar Aviation has hired Mike Peterson as maintenance sales representative. He was senior avionics sales specialist for Gulfstream Aerospace.

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Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has hired Phil Brownnett as managing director. He had been UK managing director of geointelligence at Airbus Defense and Space. He succeeds Sarah Parker, who has left the company. Brownnett has extensive experience in oil exploration and infrastructure engineering and construction.

NASA has promoted Dennis Andrucyk to director of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, from deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, Washington, where he fostered cost-saving collaboration with related U.S. and international entities. Andrucyk has held several engineering and technologist executive positions since joining NASA in 1988. He also worked at the National Security Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse, Northrop and General Electric.

Ashmita Sethi has been hired as Pratt & Whitney managing director for India. Sethi joins the company following extensive experience in corporate and public affairs and communications, with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. 

Lynn M. Bamford has been promoted to president of the defense and power segments at Curtiss-Wright Corp. from defense solutions senior vice president/general manager, and Kevin M. Rayment has been promoted to president of the commercial/industrial segment from senior vice president/general manager of the industrial division.

Top Aces has promoted Russ Quinn to president from chief commercial officer. He was L-3 Technologies vice president of U.S. Air Force business development. The company also has hired Kevin Fesler as vice president of business development. He was executive director of U.S. Air Force Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne and before that deputy director of F135 Sustainment at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.

Engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business iAero Thrust has hired Tommy Mitchell as president, Mike Wilson as production manager and Sebastien Maury as vice president for commercial. Mitchell has 27 years of supply chain management experience. Wilson has 30 years’ experience, including 22 years at Delta Air Lines. Maury brings 21 years of aviation sales experience

Barfield Inc., an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, has promoted Gilles Mercier to senior vice president based in Doral, Florida. His prior AFI KLM E&M positions include engineer, cost and pricing manager, engine-shop manager and Air France transformation leader. 

BridgeComm has hired Michael Abad-Santos as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Abad-Santos was Trustcomm chief commercial officer and before that LeoSat senior vice president for the Americas. 

Danette Bewley has been promoted to president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority from president of operations/chief operating officer.  

General Dynamics Land Systems has named Danny Deep president, a promotion from chief operating officer. He succeeds Gary L. Whited, who will retire in April. 

Virgin Galactic has promoted Enrico Palermo to chief operating officer in addition to his role as president of The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary. 

Consolidated Analysis Center International (CACI) has hired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Nagata as senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor. He was director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic and Operational Planning. CACI also has hired Marlin Edwards as senior vice president of business development. He had overseen business development at ManTech. 

Copenhagen-based Infare, an airfare-pricing data service, has hired Fredrik Palm as chief technology officer. Palm was Qlik vice president of research and development and before that Zaplox chief technology officer. 

CAG Holdings has appointed Ginger Evans as chief strategy officer. She was CEO of Reach Airports, a CAG/Munich Airport joint venture, and before that was commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. CAG also has named Krystal Brumfield chief of staff. She was Reach president and CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.  

The Aerospace Industries Association has named Alison Lynn vice president of communications. She was senior director for product communications at the American Chemistry Council.

Nano Dimension has hired veteran turnaround executive Yoav Stern as president/CEO. Cofounder and former CEO Amit Dror will become customer success officer and continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.  

Airbus Helicopters has promoted Laurence Petiard to head of external communications. She has managed external communications for several civil and military helicopter programs.

Commercial Jet has hired R. Rick Townsend as vice president of sales and marketing. Townsend has held senior positions at Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. 

Gulfstream has promoted Matt Baer to regional vice president of sales for the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. He was northeast regional sales manager.

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has hired Marcell Fitzgerald as customer service manager. He was senior account manager with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory. Maciej Paszkowski-Sikorski is rejoining APS as global military sales manager after a stint with SL-Montevideo Technologies.

Pentastar Aviation has hired Mike Peterson as maintenance sales representative. He was senior avionics sales specialist for Gulfstream Aerospace.

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