Raytheon Missiles & Defense selects VOLTA for its Digital Engineering framework

May 27, 2021

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, one of the largest defense contractors in the world, has selected VOLTA as its digital engineering framework for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) and Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM).

As the defense industry base needs to innovate at a much faster pace than ever before, model-based engineering, design space exploration and multidisciplinary design optimization, along with collaboration through simulation data management are key enablers to accomplish this. We're proud to be at the forefront of this digital revolution.

Our VOLTA platform is built to lead the way to a new, more effective product development approach, where multidisciplinary teams efficiently manage all cross-functional, concurrent design steps by integrating multiple modeling formats and capturing the interactive and incremental continuous innovation process.

VOLTA is well aligned to Raytheon’s end-to-end approach to digital transformation. Server-based, VOLTA will simplify data sharing across the product life cycle in an environment that is secure and approved for classified work, suitable for Raytheon. It will also streamline workflows by integrating internal tools allowing for better collaboration and transparency.

“Moving MDO from a traditional desktop client to a server-based approach is a paradigm shift,” said Roel Van De Velde, our Director A&D. “VOLTA’s modern web interface allows for real time collaboration with all stakeholders, both internal and external, having access to the same data at the same time. With its tiered access, data can be easily version controlled, shared and re-used across teams or between individuals, and knowledge becomes institutionalized rather than belonging to a few experts, thus democratizing and scaling up MDO to a much larger community.

If you want to learn more, join us in Los Angeles for the ESTECO Aerospace MDO Technology Days on 29 June, 2021. Will Black, Sr. Systems Engineer II at Raytheon Missiles and Defense, will share how digital engineering and MDAO are key to the company's product development approach.