Top 10 Defense Tech Solution Companies - 2020

Every year, military superpowers are increasing their defense budget, investing in more advanced technology and equipment. To keep pace with them, and maintain a semblance of countering capabilities, many other countries are following suit, balancing their budgets between maintaining their conventional assets, while also incorporating innovative, yet robust defense technology.

Notably, AI is getting embedded into military aircraft systems to bolster the predictive maintenance capabilities. AI is significantly improving the readiness of military equipment while also bringing in a new range of functionalities. For instance, with the F-35 line of aircraft rolling off the production lines, the US defense industry is already preparing for the next generation of high-tech stealth fighters, all powered by the autonomic logistics information system (ALIS), an advanced sustainment solution capable of turning any data into actionable information.

Needless to say, AI is at the forefront of the operation of autonomous flight systems and UAV swarm technology. With an increasing number of military departments investing in robust unmanned equipment, the new advancements are leading to AI-controlled UAVs being leveraged for swarm formations. In no time, pilots will utilize AI technology in their cockpits to control entire groups of advanced drones flanking their planes.

The defense industry is also trying to enhance its logistics footprint by switching to electric. Although the defense sector has resisted the wave of electrification taking the civilian landscape by storm, the governments are recognizing the strategic advantages of adding alternative ways of powering military operations. The defense industry is witnessing complete electrification of military vehicles, including tanks and trucks.

In order to assist the military organizations in shoring up their defense capabilities, we have compiled this issue of CIOReview. In this edition, we have listed the 10 most promising defense tech solution providers and 10 most promising defense tech consulting/service companies to highlight the companies that can help you counter the most advanced military threats. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted defense tech solution providers and consulting/service companies are transforming the defense landscape at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the defense sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of CIOReview helps you build the partnership you and your organization need, to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you CIOReview’s “10 Most Promising Defense Tech Solution Providers 2020.”

    Top 10 Defense Technology Companies

  • 1

    The company provides an automated, on-demand counter-drone solution—Titan—for military, government, and commercial end-users. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Citadel Defense addresses individual drone threats and swarms with surgical precision, reducing collateral impacts on communications and the surrounding environment. Using proprietary image generation algorithms, Citadel has developed discrimination classification models that help determine whether the signal detected is a real drone or a generated signal by the adversary trying to trick existing signal intelligence equipment. Titan securely identifies air, land, and sea drone threats. Citadel’s Titan is preferred by U.S. Navy operators based on performance, ease of use, and flexibility for many mission needs

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    Coherent Logix HyperX™ processor enables manufacturers to simplify supply chains and decrease costs by consolidating the functionality of dedicated ASIC, DSP, and FPGA chipsets into a single parallel-processing chip. The HyperX™ processor brings out the same performance of a customizable ASIC or SOC well within the client’s cost barrier. Moreover, the company makes these ASIC or SOCs 100 percent programmable according to the specifications that the clients want. Coherent Logix gives the design and development teams a revolutionary and virtualized platform that empowers innovation and differentiation while breaking down the existing technological constraints

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    With over 50 years of experience in the defense sector, Virginia-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) wields its expertise in helping civilian, defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies to accustom to the ever-changing and challenging world. GDIT works with the Department of Defense (DoD) to support the U.S. Army and its allies during their mission. Combining its proven strategies and technological innovations, the company streamlines, connects, and secures even the most complex and critical teams

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    RippleWorx provides robust, customized performance acceleration solutions designed to track and enhance the cognitive performance of individuals, teams, and organizations.The company believes in small changes in the daily life of an individual can lead to bigger and long term changes, similar to how ripples expanding across the water can incrementally create big waves. RippleWorx, therefore, encourages users to achieve their physical and cognitive goals with real-time input, assessment, and monitoring of routine activities through its software application Ripple. Moreover, the vital information gathered by the applications can be leveraged to optimize the cognitive, emotional, and physical capabilities of the athletes, sportsmen, military personnel, and other relevant individuals

  • 5

    Edge Technologies

    Edge Technologies

    Edge Technologies, the leader in observability, enables large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations to visualize work clearly, take action objectively and drive results intelligently; ultimately reducing the risk of making poor decisions based on incomplete or hard to interpret data that leads to unintended outcomes. Edge Technologies uses connected intelligence, hyperautomation, and explainable transparency to connect and empower organizations while unifying the orchestration of work in IT, business, boardroom, and cyber operations. When employed with an organization's business and IT systems, it delivers the necessary insights in useful explainable formats to simplify action and drive automation – accelerating digital transformation

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    Govini’s unique dataset and analytic platform are utilized at scale across the OSD, Joint Staff, military departments, and defense agencies. With Govini, DoD’s data scientists and analysts solve challenges pertaining to strategic portfolio analysis, resource analysis, industrial base assessments, science and technology surveillance, and supply chain analysis. These capabilities enable defense leaders to achieve superior innovation and modernization outcomes on shorter timelines and at a lower cost than traditional methods. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. It also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic, and information services. The Company operates in four business segments: Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services, and Space Systems. Lockheed Martin was formed in 1995 from the merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta. In September 2008, Lockheed Martin Corporation acquired Aculight Corporation. In January 2009, it completed its acquisition of Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (UNITECH)

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    Northrop Grumman

    Northrop Grumman

    They are a close-knit community of big thinkers collaborating to keep the world safe. Their passion, creativity and expertise bring next-level technology solutions to life in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, space, and logistics and modernization for our customers around the globe. On the Northrop Grumman team, you’ll join our pursuit of excellence immersed in a dynamic culture of innovation and respect. Your unique perspective will help achieve their shared vision for the future of global security. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce

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    Raytheon Technologies

    Raytheon Technologies

    Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It includes four industry-leading businesses—Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. With 195,000 employees, the company is pushing the boundaries of avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, quantum physics and more. Raytheon Technologies formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses

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    Shield AI

    Shield AI

    Shield AI is an artificial intelligence company that serves the national security sector. The company develops AI software and intelligent hardware products intended to protect lives. Shield AI's current products include: Hivemind Edge, Hivemind Core and Nova AI-UAS. Hivemind Edge is an intelligent, edge-deployed software stack that transforms assets into intelligent teammates by enabling machines to execute complex, unscripted tasks in denied and dynamic environments without direct operator inputs. Hivemind Core is an artificial intelligence system that radically accelerates AI development, training, and validation workflows by integrating data management workflows, scalable simulation, and self-directed learning foundations