iRobot still hurt by China tariffs

Bedford-based iRobot Corp. is bracing for the likely impact of China tariffs as soon as next month, as President Donald Trump’s trade war with China threatens to raise the costs of the company’s signature cleaning robots.

Source: Roomba-maker iRobot still hurt by China tariffs – Boston Business Journal

Raytheon delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy

Raytheon Technologies delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the U.S. Navy’s first Flight III guided-missile destroyer. The SPY-6 family of radars performs simultaneous air, missile and surface defense on seven types of U.S. Navy ships.

Source: News | Raytheon Missiles & Defense delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer | Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Return to work programs 

People looking for jobs after a hiatus often worry about career gaps, wondering whether employers will think it’s been too long since they worked. But for companies seeking skilled, experienced professionals, those are exactly the kind of people they need. It just takes a minute to get them back in the groove — and that’s what return to work programs like Raytheon Technologies’ “Re-Empower” are there for.

Source: Return to work programs | Raytheon Technologies

BAE to Integrate Hybrid Electric Drive Onto a Combat Vehicle 

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems has been awarded a $32 million prototype agreement by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to integrate a Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system onto a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The development program is part of the Army’s effort to increase vehicle efficiency and boost power generation to support integration of future technologies and greater mobility for combat vehicles on the battlefield.

Source: BAE Systems to Integrate Hybrid Electric Drive Onto a Combat Vehicle Under U.S. Army Contract | Business Wire

Raytheon subsidiary receives $15M Defense contract 

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Print Article Add PDF to Cart Write a CommentBy Sean TeehanThe U.S. The Department of Defense announced a $15 million contract for Windsor Locks-based UTC Aerospace to make components for fighter jets.UTC Aerospace, which is formally called Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., will make gear boxes, hydraulic starter motors and other components for F-16 jets between 2020 and 2025, according to DOD.

Source: Raytheon subsidiary receives $15M Defense contract | Hartford Business Journal

A Medical Aesthetic Device Case Study: Candela

Candela is driven by an unwavering focus on quality and innovation. For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered breakthroughs using energy-based laser devices for treating a broad range of conditions, from hair removal and wrinkle reduction to traumatic scarring involving wounded warriors and burn victims.

Source: A Medical Aesthetic Device Case Study: Candela | Jabil

Future of Electric Vehicles & New EV Technology 

There are an estimated 1.4 billion cars on the road globally, and about 5.1 million of them are electric vehicles (EV). Even though only one-third of one percent of all consumer vehicles use EV technology, some of the most innovative companies in the global economy are EV manufacturers. Does the future promise fully electric semi-trucks, cars, and motorcycles? The next generation of EVs may revolutionize the world of transportation.

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Harley-Davidson Announces ‘The Rewire,’ Eliminates 700 Jobs 

Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson recently announced “an overhaul of its global operating model, including a leaner, more nimble organization.” The plan, dubbed The Rewire, will result in the elimination of 700 positions across the company’s global operations. According to a statement from the company, approximately 500 employees are expected to exit the organization by the end of the year.

Source: Harley-Davidson Announces ‘The Rewire,’ Eliminates 700 Jobs |

Teledyne Brown Engineering expanding its Huntsville campus 

Teledyne Brown Engineering will be expanding its Huntsville-based manufacturing and assembly facilities. The expansion is required to provide additional capabilities and capacity, as well as to anticipate future growth in the business. The 55,000-square-foot development consists of a 15,000-square-foot expansion of an existing building and a new standalone, 40,000-square-foot facility.

Source: Teledyne Brown Engineering expanding its Huntsville campus – Birmingham Business Journal

Fleet of Spacecraft Headed to Mars 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life while scouting out the place for future astronauts.

Source: Fleet of Spacecraft Headed to Mars |

Elbit Systems Acquires Harris Night Vision Business

Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems and the Harris Corporation have agreed to move forward with the acquisition of Harris’ Night Vision business for $350 million. The acquisition of Harris’ night vision business opens a huge market for Elbit Systems, both domestic and international. Over 50 years Harris and its predecessors Exelis and ITT have established their night vision systems as the market leader. But with the planned merger between Harris and L3 Technologies, Inc., the night vision systems business becomes redundant under the combined portfolio.

Source: Harris Night Vision Acquisition – a Big Deal for Elbit Systems – Defense Update:

Automotive Power Electronics Market Projected To Reach $4.7B by 2025

The automotive power electronics market is projected to grow from $ 3.8 billion in 2020 to $4.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.7 per cent as per a report by MarketsandMarkets. The report said that increasing electronics content inside the vehicle for the operation of specific vehicle applications and government mandates related to carbon emissions and vehicle safety are crucial factors that will fuel the market growth. Developments in the power converters of the electric vehicle is also another factor that will drive the automotive power electronics market.

Source: Automotive Power Electronics Market Projected To Reach $4.7 Billion by 2025: MarketsandMarkets