Air Marshal S.P. Dharkar assumed charge as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force on October 1, 2022. An experienced fighter pilot with over 3,600 hrs of flying, he was earlier the Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ SWAC. Prior to this, he was the founding Director General of the newly formed Defence Space Agency (DSA) at Bengaluru, after a tenure as the Air Defence Commander at HQ EAC for a short time. He has earlier been Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training) at Air Headquarters since January 2017. As DG DSA, he was responsible for handling all aspects related to setting up of the new Agency.
Lockheed Martin announced that Michael Williamson will be the new Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Strategy. The appointment is effective November 1, 2022. Williamson is currently Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), where he leads operational excellence, a diverse portfolio of products and business enabling initiatives. He also provides strategic oversight of technical, cost and schedule performance execution for the MFC lines of business and enterprise performance. Williamson joined the company in 2017 following a distinguished career as a Lieutenant General with the US Army.