In the Arizona Technology Council’s August 2021 episode of AZTechCast, distinguished business leaders from Raytheon Missiles & Defense, the University of Arizona College of Engineering and the U.S. Air Force Academy joined Council President and CEO, Steve Zylstra, to discuss the importance of hypersonics research in Arizona.
Aerospace and Defense
From ground-based observatories to orbital telescopes to our first steps at sending robotic probes beyond Pluto, our generation and our children and grandchildren have a unique opportunity to learn about the planets circling other stars. The 7th Interstellar Symposium is an international gathering of scientists, engineers, and futurists who are engaged in laying the foundations for outposts throughout the solar system and achieving a pathway to the stars.
The International Dark Sky Discovery Center is receiving a big boost in moving the plan forward with a $2.5 million allocation in the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. With the $2.5 million in the state budget allocated to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC), the project enters Phase Two: detailed architectural design of this state-of-the-art, science-based facility,
In this featured guest blog, Snap Tech IT Chief Executive Officer Karl Bickmore discusses the shift in the IT practices of aerospace manufacturing sub-contractors, and outlines the top five ways aerospace manufacturing subcontractors can improve their IT practices.
Howard Stewart, President/CEO of AGM Container Controls speaks on this episode about how to protect your employees during uncertain times and how employee benefits have led to company success. AGM manufactures environmental control hardware for missiles, satellites, and the containers that transport missiles, engines, and other sensitive equipment.
Honeywell committed to become carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035 through a combination of further investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources, completion of capital improvement projects at its sites and in its fleet of company vehicles, and utilization of credible carbon credits. These initiatives represent a continuation of the company’s sustainability efforts since 2004, which have already driven a more than 90% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities.
Among the many industries in the diverse and thriving technology ecosystem of Arizona, aerospace and defense is the most tenured, stable and successful. Home to one of the largest hubs for aerospace and defense technology in the world, Arizona proudly hosts major U.S. manufacturers, including Raytheon Technologies, Honeywell Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Dynamics — all of which have large facilities and even headquarters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
The Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Arizona MEP recently hosted the eighth annual Conference for Arizona’s Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing community. Attendees heard the latest trends, challenges and forecasts in the aerospace manufacturing industry, and hear insider knowledge from industry leaders. From amazing exhibitors to keynote speakers and expert panels, this is one event worth listening to.
Scottsdale-based IT service provider AccountabilIT is named one of the world’s top managed security service providers, Honeywell Aerospace acquires Nevada power and thermal management company, TGen appoints new physician-in-chief, Tempe-based PADT, Inc. expands its operations into New Mexico, University of Arizona Center for Innovation earns soft landing designation to serve international companies, Digital Air Strike wins three awards from a leading automotive magazine, Axon Enterprise Inc. partners with the U.S. Border Patrol for its law enforcement technology, Intel celebrates 40 years of manufacturing in Arizona, and more.
Grant Anderson is President and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation, the Tucson-based company he co-founded in 1993. Paragon was formed “to change the future by creating extreme environment life support and thermal control solutions that would allow humans to expand beyond their previously believed limits.” Anderson joined Molly Castelazo, storyteller-in-chief at Castelazo Content, in a lively conversation that ranged from supporting crewed missions to Mars, to batteries, to the importance of imagination.