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L3Harris Technologies announced being named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2023. The company scored favorably in the categories of innovation, social responsibility, long-term investment value, financial soundness and use of company assets.
L3Harris ranked seventh among its peers in the global Aerospace and Defense category; the company has ranked on the prestigious list each year since its formation in mid-2019.
“This recognition is further proof L3Harris is a trusted, innovative organization among global industry peers,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3Harris CEO and Chair. “We’ll continue to help our customers address their complex national security missions by accelerating progress on defense technologies and remaining focused on delivering value to all our stakeholders.”
The FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies ranking surveys leading executives, board directors and analysts to identify the best-regarded companies. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed after survey participants rate enterprises on nine criteria.
Boeing and Shield AI have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore strategic collaboration in the areas of autonomous capabilities and artificial intelligence on current and future defense programs. Shield AI created Hivemind, an artificial intelligence pilot that has flown a variety of aircraft. According to Shield AI, the AI pilot can also enable swarms of drones and aircraft to operate autonomously without GPS, communications or a human pilot in the cockpit.
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