Engineering and Innovation


Introducing sustainability, the science of citizenship, into our systems and products is the kind of challenge that our employees embrace. We are known for tackling difficult missions. Our 60,000 engineers, scientists and technologists work to innovate across a diverse spectrum: aerospace and defense, cyber security, health care, energy and integrated logistics. We collaborate with top scientific institutions to create advanced computing technologies for everything from aerospace modeling to medical imaging. We find ways to address logistical challenges caused by natural disasters. We develop solutions with our customers to provide the best value for their missions and take advantage of any sustainability opportunities we can, such as creating lighter, more efficient products.

Safeguarding intellectual property requires choosing the right partners to work on technological advancements.

Products that are smaller, lighter and use less power drive reductions in the total lifecycle environmental impact and cost of ownership of our portfolio.


Expectations for mission success require durably and reliably engineered solutions that are second-to-none.

What happened in 2012

We expanded our portfolio of solutions and systems integration capabilities and forged new partnerships to address challenges in advanced materials, aerodynamics and software systems. We worked to optimize the overall performance of our products by improving energy efficiency, transformative advances in manufacturing systems engineering and security features.

from the U.S. disaster relief community participated in the Disaster Response Integrative Logistics exercise at our Center for Innovation.   the height of the small-scale microvane device designed to increase performance and reduce drag on aircraft, and potentially on missiles, ships and undersea vehicles.

We delivered $54 million in energy savings incentives to utility customers through our Utility Energy Efficiency programs.

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(C3E) Initiative Award

First recipient of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Award.

Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations

Honored in the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health inaugural award program for Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations.

The Top 25 Inventions of 2012

Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the top 25 inventions of 2012, the Mobile Fish Pen has minimal footprint on our oceans. It uses technologies developed for defense-related applications to create an environmentally sound method for meeting the growing demand for healthful and protein-rich seafood.