Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
Mercury Systems said it will invest $15 million to expand its microelectronics packaging business.
AECOM said it has agreed to sell its management services business for $2.4 billion to affiliates of private-equity firms American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg.
Raytheon and United Technologies said their shareholders at respective meetings held approved the proposals necessary to complete their merger.
Maxar Technologies said it will open a new facility in St. Louis, MO, to handle growth in its National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency programs.
Boeing announced its board of directors has separated the roles of chairman and chief executive and named David Calhoun, currently a director, chairman.
LocatorX, which specializes in tracking technology, said today it has named four new members to its advisory board.
The annual conference of the Association of the United States Army takes place in Washington this week, while Congress returns from recess.
The Defense Department's initial use cases for fifth-generation communications technologies include virtual reality for training and simulation, "smart" bases, supply chain management, and depot automation, according to a top DOD official.
The Pentagon will soon release an "adaptive acquisition framework" with six distinct pathways for program managers to select from, according to a Defense Department official.
The Pentagon is developing a list of tested and approved control system products, as defense officials are increasingly concerned a cyberattack on unsecure critical infrastructure could disrupt military operations.