Top 10 Defense Tech Consulting/Service 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 Consulting/Service Companies 2020.”

Top Defense Tech Consulting/Service Companies

Boeing manufactures defense and commercial aircraft and also serves as a significant contributor to aerospace in collaboration with NASA. The company offers total lifecycle support to maintain a fully mission-capable defense and support system. With airframe inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications, and on-ground support, Boeing’s unparalleled capabilities enable the highest level of assistance and readiness. The maintenance offered by Boeing extends the availability of the aircraft and restores its ability. At the same time, by utilizing its aircraft data and providing predictive analytics, Boeing helps its clients anticipate and prevent future anomalies and roadblocks

Thorben is a 100 percent woman-owned business that delivers Cloud services, ERP services, and Technical Consulting services for growing organizations and enterprises. Thorben strives hard to help its clients achieve their goals and thereby provides them innovative solutions implemented in a responsible manner. The company banks upon a passionate team that works towards adding value to a customer’s organization, and has supported numerous commercial and US government clients.

The company provides a system of AI-powered tools—Smart Sensor, Reader, and Dashboard Application—to bring about dramatic improvements in tactical performance and smart maintenance for military and law enforcement agencies. The company’s AI system takes a data-driven approach to enhance mission success rate and fighter-survivability. The system’s Smart Sensor gathers and analyses comprehensive weapon usage data in real-time, providing immediate alerts to the fighters about their ammunition consumption and weapon state. The system maximizes armory efficiency, alerting the armorer which weapons require service and supply status, making it easier for the operators

EXB Solutions

EXB Solutions

EXB Solutions, Inc (EXB) is an engineering services company with deep software and systems engineering and test experience focused on highly-regulated industries where there is no tolerance for failure. Their team is dedicated to mission- and safety-critical software and systems for the top aerospace, defense and medical companies. They work with leading government contractors and OEMs including Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Medtronic, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Boston Scientific using a variety of embedded and real-time technologies

Gemini Industries

Gemini Industries

Gemini delivers No-Fail, No-Excuses Execution so that leaders achieve their goals. For more than 30 years, Gemini has committed its resources to support National Security projects. They have supported US Conventional and Special Forces, Improvised Threat Defeat, Counter Terrorism Initiatives and International Programs. No-Fail, No-Excuses Execution exploits cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies. They assign top performers and use processes and tools in a metrics-driven, results-focused environment and maintain high standards of initiative, customer focus and proficiency to maximize our contribution to customer priorities, and needs

Kraus Hamdani Aerospace

Kraus Hamdani Aerospace

Based on a heritage of defense, security and technology innovation, Kraus Aerospace is disrupting the aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) space by deploying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology, bringing to market the most innovative, efficient and highly cost-effective 'Smart Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance' (SP-ISR) as a Service. With short and efficient deployment cycles, they enable real-time persistent wide-area aerial SP-ISR solutions for the warfighter, federal and global governments, law enforcement agencies and commercial institutions - worldwide. They address the core industry problems that create overruns and abandoned ISR projects for large areas such as border and maritime patrol

Powertek

Powertek

Powertek is an innovative and creative technology solutions company delivering responsive services for Federal civilian, intelligence, and defense communities. They partner with their customers and challenge and reward their employees for creating inspired, cost-saving solutions that measurably enhance our customers’ business performance. Their longstanding Continuity of Operations Plans allow them to continue to support their customers without interruption. They restrict employee travel, maintain physical separation between personnel, follow all public health and safety guidance, and conduct work using a highly secure mobile and digital infrastructure

Reinventing Geospatial

Reinventing Geospatial

RGi is the leading Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Information (C5I) innovator and geospatial expert in National Security. They deliver an immediate impact for their nation’s soldiers and analysts by revolutionizing the visualization, staging, optimization and analysis of geospatial data, information and intelligence in order to establish common situational understanding for decision makers. Knowing their efforts make their soldiers and analysts more effective, efficient and above all, safe, is all the fuel they need to push themselves to create great work

Sheltron

Sheltron

The company combines a unique diversity of experience, talents, and technologies to create precise and tailored solutions for their clients. They assess, analyze, and manage risks. They also establish proper protocols and provide the right technologies to strengthen and defend their client’s businesses, infrastructure, assets, and privacy. Their holistic solutions are designed by security and defense experts using the latest German, Israeli, and American technology to effectively reduce their client’s existing risks and take proactive action against their threats. Sheltron offers a comprehensive range of services and tools to help your company develop precise, tailor-made solutions that meet the security and operational requirements of your company

Textron

Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. With approximately 35,000 employees and a worldwide presence, Textron provides integrated products, solutions and services to customers around the world. Since 1923, Textron Inc. has evolved from a small industrial venture into a global network of businesses producing advanced aviation, defense and industrial products