Boeing has announced a new Disruptive Computing and Networks (DC&N) organisation to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications.

By leveraging core technologies in quantum communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing, the new organisation will enable Boeing to develop breakthrough solutions in secure communications, artificial intelligence and complex system optimisation.

In addition to building internal capabilities, DC&N will also work closely with Boeing HorizonX, the company’s innovation arm, to identify external partners for collaboration to accelerate growth.

Speeding up innovation

“Advanced computing and communications technologies are increasingly at the core of all aerospace innovation,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing’s chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology. “We’re excited to stand up the Disruptive Computing and Networks organisation because it will help us develop new businesses and partnerships in this rapidly expanding field, delivering more value to our customers and helping further define our second century of aerospace leadership.”

DC&N will be based in Southern California and operate as a part of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Charles Toups, formerly the vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), will lead the organisation as vice president and general manager.

Naveed Hussain will serve as the new leader of BR&T Hussain is currently vice president of Aeromechanics Technology and leads the BR&T facility in Southern California. He has held a number of key leadership roles at Boeing since joining the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow nearly 30 years ago.

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