CNS partners with Dynetics for technology development, manufacturing
Rich Tighe, president and CEO of Consolidated Nuclear Security (left), and Jonathan Pettus, senior vice president of aerospace, civil and defense operations for the Dynetics Group at Leidos (right) sign a memorandum of understanding at the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit in Huntsville, Alabama. The agreement will facilitate collaboration between the companies to support national security.
Oak Ridge, Tenn.— Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) signed a memorandum of understanding with Dynetics at the Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit today. This agreement provides an opportunity for the Y‑12 National Security Complex and Dynetics to strategically partner to support nuclear and national security.
CNS operates the Y‑12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, along with the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, is a leading provider of advanced, mission‑critical services and solutions to the U.S. Government. Their portfolio of innovative capabilities includes hypersonics, force protection, space, and other advanced solutions.
“Working with industrial partners like Dynetics allows us to develop high‑impact technologies and improve essential skills to support our national security mission,” said Rich Tighe, president and CEO of CNS.
This agreement enhances the ability for Y‑12 and Dynetics to develop technologies that support advanced manufacturing, including using digital, model‑based systems engineering to demonstrate and mature technologies from pilot to small‑ and large‑scale production operations. The agreement also facilitates collaboration to develop and deploy augmented, virtual, and experiential reality training technologies.
“We’re excited about this collaboration with CNS,” said Jonathan Pettus, senior vice president of aerospace, civil and defense operations for the Dynetics Group at Leidos. “This opportunity will allow us to enhance capabilities both groups are skilled in to develop and build new innovative technology.”
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Bechtel National, Inc. is the lead member of CNS; minority members include Leidos, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, LLC; and SOC LLC. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects, and delivery as promised.
Kathryn King, APR
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