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Defense & Security

Defense & Security

Improving and protecting mission-critical assets

When you innovate and manufacture critical infrastructure that powers one-third of the world and transports millions of passengers on airplanes every year, it gives you perspective and experience with the technological needs of the defense and security industries, including the US Department of Defense.  Over many decades, GE scientists and engineers have been close partners with the US defense agencies whose mission is to drive new advances to promote a safer world and to protect those who willingly put their lives on the line to protect it.

Our technology portfolio supporting defense and security needs is extensive and draws from across GE’s industrial portfolio. We apply our considerable experience in advanced materials, the design of complex turbomachinery and advanced cyber protections to support new advances and safeguard critical military infrastructure and systems. For military and security personnel, we bring an array of technologies from wearable sensors and computer vision that can help identify suspicious threats on the battlefield or in public areas to innovative healthcare solutions such as faster ways to make vaccines and new approaches in bioelectronic medicine to enable more rapid responses to emerging biothreats and improve the treatment and care of soldiers.

As federal agencies like DARPA explore the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other security technology, we’re bringing our experience integrating AI into our own industrial products and systems to support their integration into mission-critical defense and security solutions.

  • 5G Warehouse

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  • Distributed Real-time State Estimation for Power Distribution Grid

    A practical and scalable solution that can be deployed on a target platform using containerized microservices.

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  • Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) / Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Program

    GE Aviation with GE Research are developing the next generation of turboshaft engine controls for the T901.

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  • Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)

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  • 5G Applications

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  • Electronics & Sensing Commercial Solutions

    Let us put our expertise to work for you in areas that include semiconductors, microelectronics, MEMS, photonics, microsystems, microfluidics and advanced packaging.

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  • Material Characterization

    Throughout the past 100+ years, the Material Characterization team has applied their historical expertise to tackle the world’s toughest material challenges.

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  • Digital Ghost: Real-Time, Active Cyber Defense

    Resiliency and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure control systems.

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  • Digital Twin Creation

    A Digital Twin is a digital model of an industrial asset like a jet engine or a wind turbine.

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  • Related Technologies

    Technology domains utilized for this sector

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Enabling the smart Industrial Internet by connecting minds and industrial machines to create intelligent and user-friendly products

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  • Software & Analytics

    Harnessing the power of computing, data and analytics to enable optimization of industrial assets

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  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Envisioning a world where service robots work with and for us, shoulder-to-shoulder and over long distances, to drive new levels of productivity and safety across industries

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  • Electronics & Sensing

    Developing breakthrough electronics and sensing solutions with a focus on extreme integration across technologies, form factors and harsh environments

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  • Electric Power

    Pushing the boundaries of electrical technology while accelerating the electrification of products around the world

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  • Controls & Optimization

    Leveraging controls, estimation, optimization, operations research, and risk management to improve customer outcomes

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  • Mechanics & Design

    Driving innovation in mechanical technology to improve durability, affordability, efficiency, and power density of industrial products and services

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  • Thermosciences

    Inventing breakthrough aerodynamic, thermal management and combustion solutions for improved performance, reliability, cost, and environmental impact

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  • Biology & Applied Physics

    Building creative tools and imaging solutions to shape the future of healthcare, biomanufacturing, biotechnology and adjacent industries

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  • Materials

    Delivering advanced, disruptive material solutions to drive performance, cost and durability across diverse product lines

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  • Edge Computing

    Pushing data collection and advanced computational analytics to enable real-time critical applications for fast decision making

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  • Digital Technologies

    Delivering business value with foundational systems and applications that digitally manage critical business data and operations

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Experience in Other Sectors
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    Discover how GE Research is taking air travel from the stratosphere to outer space. Learn about our latest advances in aerospace engineering and science.

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    The convergence of digital technologies with physics and biology is transforming the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world.

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    Power & Energy

    Today, GE researchers are on the front lines of defining a new chapter in energy that is more diverse, more distributed and more digitized in how it is managed.

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    Discover how GE is leading the digitization of rail transport, bringing digital horsepower to increase the speed and efficiency of trains on the railways.

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    Advanced Manufacturing

    The next great leap in advanced manufacturing technology is being driven by the power of advanced materials, 3D printing, automation and artificial intelligence.

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    Custom Solutions

    GE Research scientists innovate at the intersection of domain expertise and industry experience.

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    Power & Energy - Cloned

    Today, GE researchers are on the front lines of defining a new chapter in energy that is more diverse, more distributed and more digitized in how it is managed.

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