Mr. Jean-Charles Ledé took the position of acting deputy director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) in September 2017, after joining DARPA in July 2013 as a TTO program manager. His interests include autonomous/unmanned air vehicle systems, cooperative systems, counter UAS and counter-swarms, and operations in contested and denied environments.
Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Ledé was the Director for Autonomous/Unmanned Systems at Raytheon Missile Systems, where he provided a vision for innovative autonomous systems concepts and products. Before working at Raytheon, Mr. Ledé held multiple positions with Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, ultimately becoming Vice President for Advanced Concepts. At Aurora, he focused on rapid prototyping and the development of new unmanned air vehicle concepts.
Mr. Ledé holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Aeronautics from École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace.
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