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Richard J. Cappo

Vice President Engineering and Program Development


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1300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 550

Arlington, Virginia,22209

United States

Company Description

MBDA Inc. is a US tactical missile supplier with operations in California, Alabama and Virginia. It is the US subsidiary of MBDA Group, a European multinational corporation with $4 billion in annual revenues and 10,000 employees. The company sells advanced mis...more

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Richard J. Cappo - Vice President of Engineering
Rick Cappo VP Engineering MBDA Inc Richard J. Cappo, V.P. of Engineering Mr. Cappo is the Vice President of Engineering at MBDA Inc. where he is responsible for the leading-edge operation-from design to fielding-of guided weapons. He oversees the engineering activities for MBDA's US facilities and strategically guides the business to achieve its technical objectives for existing and future missile programs. With 35 years of progressive experience in the Defense Industry, Mr. Cappo has a proven record of capture for both new start programs and enhancement of ongoing programs of record, including the introduction of MBDA European proven technologies and products into the US market. Mr. Cappo started his career with Hughes Aircraft Company, Missile Systems Group (now part of Raytheon) where he was responsible for the systems analysis of a variety of weapon system programs including Maverick multi-mode missile and Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). He then progressed to Section Head for the AMRAAM Systems Engineering group responsible for the design of the missile's radar and signal processing subsystem. When Mr. Cappo left Hughes, he joined Lockheed Aeronautical Systems' (Lockheed Martin's) elite Skunk Works where he led a group of engineers in the development of a Full Mission Simulator for the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter, establishing system Key Performance Parameters/Key System Attributes (KPPs/KSAs) and setting design requirements for the F-22 avionics system and weapons fire control. Mr. Cappo has also worked with other organizations: as Senior Manager at GEC Marconi, responsible for the design and delivery of a family of air-to-ground weapon systems, and Vice President of Strike Weapons at ATK (now Orbital ATK), advancing the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program through Critical Design Review (CDR) and leading capture and proposal efforts for emerging advanced weapon systems. Throughout his career, Mr. Cappo has been able to contribute his engineering expertise on a wide variety of successful weapon systems for the US DoD, UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), and other military export customers. Some examples of systems he worked include: AMRAAM, F-117 Stealth Fighter, F-22 Raptor (YF-22 prototype), UAE Hakim, Small Diameter Bomb, Brimstone Missile, Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), and Multi-Stage Supersonic Target. Mr. Cappo holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management Science from Carnegie Mellon University and has master's level training in Signal Processing Theory.


Rick Cappo- V.P., Engineering
Rick Cappo VP Engineering MBDA Inc Rick Cappo, V.P. MBDA Inc. Rick leads MBDA Inc's design and development of the world's best guided weapon systems and oversees all of the engineering activities for its US facilities. Rick started his career with Hughes Missile Systems Company in 1980 (presently Raytheon) where he progressed from Member of the Technical Staff to Section Head in support of AMRAAM radar, guidance design and systems engineering. In 1988 Rick joined Lockheed Martin's elite Skunk Works as a Group Engineer where he was responsible for development of the F-22 Full Mission Simulator. In 1993, Rick joined GEC Marconi Dynamics Inc., which is now MBDA Inc., as Manager of Systems Engineering. Rick's expertise in managing and achieving Systems Engineering objectives resulted in his promotion to Senior Manager in 1995 and subsequently Vice President, of Engineering in 1997. He transitioned to the position of General Manager of the Westlake Operations in April 2009 followed by the assignment of Vice President of Engineering for all US facilities in 2012. Rick also serve as a member of the board of directors for MBDA Inc. Rick has been an integral factor in the success of numerous U.S. and export programs; including AMRAAM, F-117 Steal Fighter, F-22 Raptor (YF-22 protoype), UAE Hakim, Small Diameter Bomb, MBDA's UK's Brimstone Missile, AARGM, and Multi-Stage Supersonic Target. These programs have all benefited from his balanced understanding of technology, engineering development and operational user perspectives. Originally from Pittsburgh, Rick is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. Rick currently resides in Leesburg, VA with his wife and four children and enjoys outdoor activities such as archery in his leisure time.

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Rick Cappo
Rick Cappo MBDA Inc Rick Cappo is the V.P. of Engineering. Rick's Bio.

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