Workers at Raytheon Technical Services’ Indianapolis facility will spend four more years working on software to control electronics
on the Navy’s V-22 Osprey aircraft.
The new "focused factory" in Plainfield will produce lift fans for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The fan allows
one version of the aircraft to make helicopter-like landings.
Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC will make guided missile launchers for the U.S. Navy at its Indianapolis avionics development
center, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
The good news continues for Rolls-Royce Corp.’s Indianapolis operations, which this week received an $11.1 million contract
to make gas turbine engines for the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters.
Despite a vaguely worded veto threat by President Barack Obama, the House on Thursday easily adopted a major defense
policy bill that calls for continued development of a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation fighter
The measure holds potential bad news for Indianapolis engine maker Rolls-Royce because it does not contain funding for a key
jet engine the company produces, but lawmakers are expected to restore funding when the Senate and House combine bills into
a final version.
While military contractors scramble to protect big projects from Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ budgetary ax, Indianapolis
engine-maker Rolls-Royce is sitting pretty.
Facing anemic demand and slumping sales, manufacturers are increasingly attempting to tap the U.S. Department of Defense for contracting opportunities.