Dan Crowley, longtime Lockheed Martin executive who led the company’s F-35 strike fighter program through May, has begun a new gig—with Raytheon. Crowley now runs Raytheon Network Centric Systems in McKinney, Tex., which is about 50 miles northeast of Fort Worth, home to Lockheed’s aeronautics business unit, where he was chief operating officer. “Dan’s extensive industry background and deep expertise in operations, engineering, strategic business development, and global customer engagement are ideally suited to his new role with Raytheon,” said Bill Swanson, Raytheon chairman and CEO, in the company’s release. Crowley succeeds Colin Schottlaender as NCS president. The latter is retiring.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.