David Appel: Raytheon Technologies Supports Gov’t Satellite Launches With ‘End-to-End’ Weather Capabilities

David Appel VP Raytheon Technologies
David Appel, VP, Raytheon Technologies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 16, 2020 — Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) helps the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maintain systems for analyzing weather conditions to ensure the safety of satellite launch missions, GovCon Wire reported Nov. 9.

“Our end-to-end weather capabilities assist operators in determining optimal conditions for a safe and complete launch,” said David Appel, vice president of defense and civil solutions at Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business.

The RI&S unit also supports the operation and maintenance of three Major Range and Test Facility Base assets through Range Generation Next, its joint venture with General Dynamics' (NYSE: GD) information technology business.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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