Wes Bush is the CEO of Northrop Grumman. This is excerpted from a speech he gave recently at the Wings Club in New York. It is an exciting time for aerospace. Many technologies promise generational leaps in capability, affordability, safety and return on investment. I’d like to focus on one such technology—unmanned aircraft. And I’d like to increase the magnification a bit to focus on autonomous systems—aircraft that are truly robotic versus those that are remotely ...

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