Xanadu and Rolls-Royce to accelerate research in quantum computing for aerospace applications

Key Insights and Signals in Aerospace and Defense

Centre Setup and Expansion
Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney inaugurates India Engineering Centre
More than fifty employees are now based in the state-of-the-art facility, with an additional 450 jobs to be filled over the next four years. The IEC further enhances Raytheon Technologies’ combined presence in India of over 5,000 employees and facilitates collaboration across the company’s businesses. Read More>>
New framework agreement with GKN Aerospace Services Sweden AB in Trollhattan
GKN Aerospace entered a new framework agreement with GKN Aerospace. The agreement is for services spanning Semcon’s entire offering, such as design, simulation and calculations, software development, and aftermarket solutions. The aviation and aerospace industries face huge challenges, not least in sustainability. Read More>>
NASA Awards launch services contract for Sentinel-6B Mission NASA jet propulsion laboratory
The Government agency selected Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6B mission. The mission is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ESA (European Space Agency), and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Read More>>
Product Launch
Raytheon Anschütz launches fuel-saving autopilot system
The company claims the advanced autopilot combines “unique algorithms for precise steering performance with a wide range of fuel-saving features.” The NautoPilot 5000NXs fuel-saving features include an economy mode that offers permanent fuel savings by reducing rudder activity with the push of a button. Read More>>
New Product Development
Xanadu and Rolls-Royce to build quantum computing tools with PennyLane
The two companies are co-developing new quantum algorithm tooling for PennyLane, Xanadu’s open-source quantum computing software widely used for quantum machine learning, chemistry, and optimization. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Artificial Intelligence-enabled machines
  1. RTX Ventures, the venture capital arm of Raytheon Technologies, is keen on investing in model-based hybrid Tactical AI to enable trusted autonomy for the future and create a trust-based, collaborative environment between humans and AI-enabled machines. 
  2. Tactical AI delivers the trust and performance human operators need and minimizes the limitations of end-to-end machine learning approaches. With RTX Ventures’ to scale its Tactical AI technology across multiple battlefield domains.
Automated Civil Affairs Tool
  1. Raytheon Technologies focuses on optimizing end-to-end use of civil affairs data by enabling mobile device transcription for hands-free data entry, automated translation across numerous languages, and secure dissemination. 
  2. Raytheon Technologies focuses on electric propulsion systems to drive the development of electric aviation solutions and flight-testing electric propulsion systems, including Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered electric airplane to fly worldwide.
Smart Factory Solutions
  1. Raytheon Technologies is keen on developing the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) application of 3D printing for aero-engine component details, pioneering robotics in the sector. It is launching an industrial simulation software pilot that has already resulted in optimized floor space and increased productivity. Service providers with rich expertise in Smart Factory Solutions would be deal winners.


Startup Spotlight

Company – Agnikul
Total Funding  USD 52.54 Mn
About: Agnikul designs, manufactures, tests, and launches orbital-class rockets for micro and nanosatellites. Rocket scientists, engineers, ex-bankers, and space lawyers are a part of their team. Their goal is to make space affordable. Read more>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Safran Account Intelligence Report
Safran aims to enhance the design, development, and manufacturing of aircraft engines, seats, defense-related equipment, telecommunications, drones, and MRO services for aircraft. It enhances navigation systems, IoT wearables for workers’ safety, and cybersecurity to stay protected from threats. Read More>>
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