Indian Army successfully test fires Agni-II IRBM for the third time। Agni-II is nuclear capable। The firing on February 20 in full operational configuration। DAC clears proposals worth Rs 15,935 Cr (approx $2.2b) । The approval covers purchae of Rifles, Carbines and Light Machine Guns for the Army, Navy and Air Force । New weapons are required by the Indian Army’s for effective engagement of Pakistani infiltrations । Leading Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away । Globally respected for her liberal views, she was a strong pro-democracy activist । SpaceX Launches the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, and aboard it, Mr Musk’s electric red sports Car । “It’s kind of silly and fun, but silly and fun things are important,” he said Feb 6। Mr Elon Musk owns both SpaceX, the world’s biggest space company, as well as Tesla cars। SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has ferried payload to Space Station but this time, rocket is turbocharged। For the first time, NASA was not involved in launching such a heavy rocket। Singapore Airshow Opens Feb 6 । Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Airbus, Sikorsky, and the global biggies are taking part । Honeywell Provides Fuel Made From Mustard Seeds For Trans-Pacific Flight । Russia views India as a Privileged Partner, says Rostec CEO Chemezov । US Carrier Carl Vinson to make first ever visit to Vietnam in March । Carl Vinson woll dock at Da Nang, apparently boosting bilateral military cooperation । Happy Republic Day to All Indians । Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s । India successfully test fires 5000-Km A380s ICBM। Defexpo to be held April 11-15 in Tamil Nadu, India’s southern state। HAL receives RfP for 83 LCA Tejas from IAF। The new LCAs will have AESA combat Radar। IAF had announced the decision for new LCAs sometime back। INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy December 14। Prime Minister Modi ceremonially inducted the Scorpene class boat in Mumbai। Built by state-run MDL with French collaboration, Kalvari is the first submarine inducted after 2000। Modi described the Kalvari as a fine example of Make in India। Five more Kalvari Class submarines are to be commissioned over the next couple of years।
February 21, 2018
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Jim Mosquera Joins General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Published: November 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA, November 13, 2017 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that Jim Mosquera has joined the organization as vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Mosquera will be responsible for achieving strategic technical, business and financial objectives in support of technology, platform, and next generation product development. Mr. Mosquera will lead the development and management of technology roadmaps that execute growth opportunities in the markets served by GA-EMS.

“Jim’s trusted reputation serving within the nuclear Navy and his extensive experience in strategic planning, engineering, science and technology, and programmatic leadership makes him well suited to support our strategic growth initiatives,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are very pleased to bring him on board as a member of our senior leadership team. We look forward to his contributions and insights as we continue to expand our portfolio of leading-edge advanced weapon systems, technologies and products to support our nation’s military operations.”

Mr. Mosquera has held director and programme management positions as a federal civilian and naval officer working for the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (Naval Reactors), a joint programme of the Navy and Department of Energy responsible for the application and oversight of nuclear reactor power and propulsion for approximately 80 warships, 100 reactor plants, and other projects.

As programme manager of Advanced Technology Development, Mr. Mosquera worked with senior Navy and Department of Defense leadership to set priorities through the end of the 21st Century, guiding science, technology, and research and development strategies focused on at-sea experimentation, undersea platforms, and manned and unmanned systems. In the position of Director, Reactor Plant Components & Auxiliary Equipment, he was responsible for all design, development, procurement, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost reductions associated with government and contractor furnished equipment, including new designs for Ford-Class aircraft carriers.

Under special assignment, Mr. Mosquera also led the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board Independent Assessment Team providing technical expertise, counsel, and oversight of selected NASA work and participated in writing the final report.

Mr. Mosquera holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with honors. He is also a graduate from the Naval Reactors Bettis Reactor Engineering School. Mr. Mosquera received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and Group Achievement Award.




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