28 Jan 2021Aerospace
This week in Aerospace & Defence: Corporations collaborate to produce top-of-the-line equipment
Deals and Deal Renewal
Boeing commits to deliver commercial airplanes flying on 100% sustainable fuel 
Boeing is setting a target to advance commercial aviation’s long-term sustainability by flying on 100% sustainable fuel by 2030. It conducted successful test flights with 100% sustainable fuels. Read More>>
Boeing gets USD 2.1 Bn for more tankers 
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a USD 2.1 Bn contract for 15 KC-46A tankers, expanding its fleet of aircraft to set the standard for aerial refueling and help enable the integrated digital battlespace. Read More>>
General Dynamics selects Leonardo DRS for air defense equipment production 
Leonardo DRS secured an initial award under a five-year contract valued at more than USD 600 Mn from General Dynamics’ land systems business to manufacture 28 mission equipment packages for an air defense system for the U.S. Army. Read More>>
Airbus, Thales win second-generation Galileo satellite contracts 
Airbus and Thales will each build six of the second-gen Galileo satellites. The contracts’ combined value is EUR 1.47 Bn (USD 1.78 Bn), but the commission did not disclose the value of each company’s contracts. Read More>>

Partnerships
BBAM adds up to 12 737-800 Boeing converted freighters 
The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15 and highlights the continued strength of the e-commerce and express cargo market. The aircraft provides performance and efficiency. Read More>>
General Atomics UAV conducts ASW demonstration with Sonobuoys 
On November 24, GA-ASI successfully demonstrated an ‘A’ size sonobuoy­­ carriage, release, process and control from a company-owned MQ-9A Block 5 on a U.S. Navy Pacific test range. Read More>>
TT Electronics, Thales join forces to enable future development of cybersecurity 
The partnership will enable future development of operational technology (O.T.) based cybersecurity initiatives and research. Read More>>
Sequans and Thales extend collaboration on next-gen LTE-M, NB-IoT, and Cat 1 solutions 
The companies with long-time partnerships in cellular IoT connectivity solutions intend to use Sequans’ second-gen Monarch-2 and Calliope-2 platforms as a basis for its new generation of Cinterion IoT LTE-M/NB-IoT and Cat 1 modules. Read More>>
Merger and Acquistions
HENSOLDT acquires open-source intelligence provider SAIL LABS
HENSOLDT will create a scalable sensor platform for intelligent mass data analyses. With this, HENSOLDT completes its sensor portfolio for the digital space, stepping further towards becoming one of the data analyses houses in Germany’s security and defense sector. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Rolls-Royce picks headhunter to identify next chairman 
The search could pave the way for the appointment of Rolls-Royce’s first foreign figurehead since the company was privatized by the government more than 30 years ago. Read More>>
Raytheon promotes a new head of transformation from within 
Michael Dumais will be responsible for its corporate strategy and development. Dumais will oversee RTC’s transformation efforts with a 12-month timeline to roll out and focus on company-wide technology initiatives to change business processes and reduce costs. Read More>>
Boeing picks Lynne Doughtie to board 
Lynne Doughtie has been selected to the Boeing Co. board of directors. She will provide perspective reflecting her global leadership roles and experience advising clients on complex matters and significant risk management expertise. Read More>>
Product Launch
Nanoracks completes first SpaceX rideshare mission 
Nanoracks brokered the launch and deployment of eight Spire LEMUR-2 CubeSats and emissions monitoring microsatellite, GHGSAT-C2 (“Hugo”). GHGSat Inc. provides global emissions monitoring services, currently for greenhouse gases and ultimately for air quality and other trace gases from a wide range of sources. Read More>>
ISRO likely to launch rocket dedicated to private satellites from Sriharikota on Feb 28  
The PSLV-C51, whose primary payload will be Brazil-developed Amazonia-1 satellite, and other three privately built Indian satellites are “ANAND” from startup Pixel India, “SATISH SAT” from Space Kids India, and “UNIT-SAT” by a consortium of universities. Read More>>
Headlines From The Startup World
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Latest Insights & Reports

UK defence market analysis: The British defence market is leveraging data, A.I., and ML to know the location and movement of friendly and enemy forces. A.I., ML, and V.R. are becoming essential parts of military simulation and mission rehearsal to keep warfighters on the cutting edge. 
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Babcock International Group Plc account intelligence report: Babcock focuses on defence, emergency services, and civil nuclear. They focus on developing infrastructure operations, assets, and I.T. systems, incorporating future surveillance technology for safer operations and a more efficient air traffic flow. Read more. 

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