BAE partners with Microsoft to support real-time data analysis during military operations

Key Insights and Signals in Aerospace and Defense

Centre Setup and Expansion
Northrop Grumman opens new campus in Huntsville, Ala
The company has opened a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama, supporting advanced research and development and hypersonic missile defense systems manufacturing. The campus includes two buildings and a 40,000-square-foot integration lab that will serve as a hub for the company’s efforts to develop hypersonic defense systems. Read More>>
Airbus to build new China jet factory as Apple pulls back
The new factory is expected to be operational in 2025 and will have a capacity of producing six aircraft per month initially. Airbus has partnered with China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) to develop and manufacture aircraft in China. Read More>>
Raytheon subsidiary, Blue Canyon Technologies, wins award from Jet Propulsion Laboratory to provide microsatellites for INCUS mission
Blue Canyon Technologies has been awarded a contract by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to provide microsatellites for its Incus mission, designed to study Venus’s deep atmosphere. Read More>>
Bell Boeing awarded a USD 7 Mn contract for the development of V-22 avionics
The contract will see Bell-Boeing upgrade the communication and navigation systems of the V-22 aircraft to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen air traffic control system. The upgrade is expected to enhance the operational capabilities of the V-22 aircraft and improve their safety in congested airspace. Read More>>
Indian Navy’s acquisition of patrol and missile vessels will help enhance self-reliance in defense manufacturing
The Indian Navy has signed contracts with the Garden Reach Shipbuilders, Engineers, and Goa Shipyard Limited to construct nine patrol and missile vessels. This deal worth approximately USD 1.1 Bn, under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, will help boost India’s defense manufacturing capabilities, promote self-reliance, and support the country’s strategic interests. Read More>>
BAE Systems partners with Microsoft Azure to revamp data use across the defense sector
The collaboration aims to enhance cloud capabilities for military and intelligence organizations, including those in NATO countries. This partnership will enable the defense sector to use the latest cloud capabilities, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to enable faster and more informed decision-making across operations. Read More>>
Saab and Embraer to collaborate on C-390 and Gripen fighter
Saab will provide its aircraft control and maneuvering systems expertise, while Embraer will provide its experience in developing military transport aircraft. This collaboration aims to leverage the strengths of both companies to enhance the capabilities of the C-390 and Gripen fighter and meet the evolving needs of customers in the defense industry. Read More>>
BAE Systems and a Swedish firm collaborate on batteries for electric airplanes
Heart Aerospace will develop the motor and control systems, while BAE Systems will provide the high-energy-density battery and power management system. This partnership will enable the companies to leverage their expertise to create a battery that provides high performance, reduces emissions, and supports the transition to sustainable aviation. Read More>>
NASA and SpaceX successfully launch air quality sensors over North America
The collaboration aims to use satellite data to monitor air pollution levels in cities worldwide. The partners aim to develop new tools and techniques to support environmental monitoring and protection by leveraging advanced technologies, including machine learning and AI. Read More>>
Mass Hiring
ISRO invites applications for 63 vacancies
The Indian Space Research Organisation has invited applications for sixty-three vacancies in various posts, including engineers, technicians, and draughtsmen. The recruitment drive is part of ISRO’s plan to expand its workforce as it continues undertaking ambitious space projects, including crewed missions to space and satellite launches. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Pietro Mazzei named president and CEO of Rheinmetall Canada
Pietro Mazzei has been named President and CEO of Rheinmetall Canada. Mazzei brings experience in defense manufacturing to the role and will lead the company’s growth strategy in Canada. Rheinmetall Canada provides products and services to customers in the defense and security sectors. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Unmanned Aircraft Systems:
  • The importation of drone components will not require approvals. Imports are also allowed as completely built-up, completely knocked down, or semi-knocked-down units for R&D purposes by entities such as the central or state government, government-recognized R&D institutions, and indigenous manufacturers.
Component Manufacturing:
  • This makes a strong case for global OEMs and their suppliers to examine India as a destination to play a vital role in the worldwide supply chain for aerospace components and parts. There could be several advantages to the low costs in India, along with the technical and engineering expertise/skills available for high-precision and high-quality components.
Indigenization and Manufacturing:
  • The Indian captive companies are engrossing in policy-based initiatives to boost indigenous defense production, technology upgradation, and defense export capabilities technology development in India’s defense and aerospace sectors by engaging with entities such as MSMEs, startups, and R&D institutions.
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO):
  • The Indian government has revised its MRO policy to increase the ease of business and make India a global leader in the MRO sector. Approximately 90 percent of India’s MRO activity occurs outside India, predominantly in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia. Local capabilities are at a nascent stage but with the potential to grow quickly.

Funding Alert

Frontier Aerospace Corporation raises USD 10 Mn in Series-A funding
Frontier Aerospace plans to use the funds to expand its production capabilities and accelerate its efforts to launch payloads to space more affordable and efficient. The company’s products are designed for small satellites and launch vehicles, focusing on reducing costs and increasing the reliability of space access. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Wingtra
Total Funding  USD 40.98 Mn
About: Wingtra is a professional drone manufacturer. The company produces the VTOL WingtraOne drone, which collects high-precision aerial data for surveying and mapping applications. Since its market entry in 2017, Wingtra has partnered with over 50 of the biggest surveying equipment dealers. Read more>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Raytheon Intelligence & Space Account Intelligence Report
Raytheon develops and manufactures radars, including AESAs, electro-optical sensors, and other advanced systems for airborne, naval, and ground-based military applications. Its cloud-based tools, technologies, and platforms enhance collaboration, optimize operations, and unlock intelligent insights. Read More>>
Airbus Group SE – Account Intelligence Report
Airbus developed pilotless take-off image recognition technology installed on the aircraft for automatic take-off and developed autonomous aircraft technologies that allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut carrier costs. Read More>>
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