Innovation has long been integral to aerospace and defense. Generations of engineers and managers have been attracted to an industry synonymous with overcoming daunting technical challenges. Heavier-than-air flight, vertical flight, supersonic flight, spaceflight, precision-guided weapons, radar, sonar, night vision—examples abound of disruptive technologies that have created new capabilities and spawned whole new markets. And yet, while we all acknowledge the general importance of ...


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