March 2019

Press Operations

Release No: CR-040-19


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Corvid Technologies LLC, Mooresville, North Carolina, is awarded a $223,277,038 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the delivery of hardware, equipment and components for manufacturing and integration of short- and medium-range sub-orbital flight vehicles supporting Navy, other government agencies, and Foreign Military Sales testing over a five-year ordering period. The flight vehicles are exo-atmospheric rocket-based vehicles specifically configured to deliver payloads and test articles into a flight regime of interest for systems under test. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (76 percent); other government agencies (12 percent); and Foreign Military Sales to the government of Japan (12 percent). Work will be performed at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (70 percent); Mooresville, North Carolina (10 percent); Herndon, Virginia (5 percent); Glen Burnie, Maryland (5 percent); Las Cruces, New Mexico (5 percent); and Huntsville, Alabama (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2024. Foreign Military Sales (Japan) funding in the amount of $8,021,855 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-19-D-5001).


June 2018

Contact: Kate Stevens


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MOORESVILLE BUSINESS: Corvid founder 'fumbled' into success

Corvid provides computational physics analysis support to the defense and automotive industries. Its customers range from the U.S. Department of Defense, to U.S. Olympic teams, to the motorsports industry. “Basically, what we do is we model really complex physical events on big, giant supercomputers,” Robinson explained. These complicated and precise projections save time, money and more importantly, lives, he added. “The idea is if you can model it on a computer before you ever build it or before you test it, you can save the government time and money,” said Robinson.


Robinson said he fell into founding Corvid 14 years ago. Corvid Technologies has since grown to 160 employees in five offices across the country, with the expectation of hiring 40 more by the end of the year, Robinson said. Robinson attributes the company’s near 30 percent year-over-year growth rate to customer satisfaction. “The vast majority of our growth is word of mouth,” he said.

May 2018

Contact: John Deem


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Corvid Technologies expected to spur up to $1 Billion in development in Iredell 

State and local leaders joined employees and executives of Corvid Technologies to break ground on the company’s nearly $29 million corporate headquarters, which is expected to add 367 local jobs with an average salary of $110,000. “Agriculture continues to be North Carolina’s No. 1 industry,” Gov. Roy Cooper said before joining the line of ceremonial dirt-turners. “But we can find a different place this week” to grow wheat.

The Corvid facility, which is expected to completed in about a year, will be just east of Interstate 77 Exit 31 on a 205-acre tract owned by Langtree developer R.L. West Properties. The West tract is one of multiple adjoining properties totaling several hundred acres which could create up to $1 billion in development on the so-called Langtree Peninsula, Iredell County Economic Development Corp.

March 2018

Contact: Ford Porter 


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The Future Site of Corvid

Construction is currently underway for the future site of Corvid's main headquarters. The completed project will consist of a four-story office building as well as a data center and prototyping facility. The new campus will be located east of Interstate 77 .


Governor Cooper Announces 367 New Jobs in Iredell County

Corvid Technologies LLC, which provides physics-based engineering solutions for the defense, automotive, aircraft, and biomedical industries, will locate its headquarters in Iredell County, creating 367 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $28.9 million in Mooresville. "North Carolina is the perfect choice for Corvid, thanks to our world-class universities, major military installations, and highly skilled workers," Gov. Cooper said. “I’m pleased Corvid decided to keep growing right here by bringing more good-paying engineering jobs and its headquarters to Mooresville.”

"We're excited to consolidate our headquarters in North Carolina and continue our rapid expansion in the area," said Dr. David Robinson, CEO at Corvid. “The business-friendly climate at the local, county, and state level combined with access to premier engineering talent coming out of the nearby university systems were all major factors in our decision to locate the company headquarters in the area.”


January 2018

Contact: Ryan Morris


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20 Best Companies to Work for in Charlotte, NC

Corvid Technologies was listed #6 in best companies to work for in the Charlotte area based on salaries, financial well-being, and diversity.

October 2015

Contact: Ventureprise


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The Impact of Innovation

Within Charlotte metro, the SBIR/STTR activity is concentrated geographically and by company. Of the 37 companies that received a 2001-2014 award, 27 are in Mecklenburg County. Four companies are located in York (SC), two in Cabarrus, and one each in Gaston and Iredell. 

The Charlotte metro SBIR/STTR awards are concentrated by company as shown in the table below. Corvid Technologies is the dominant award recipient throughout the time period including over $14 million in grants from the Department of Defense in 2011-2014.


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is one notable exception to Mecklenburg concentration. Iredell County accounts for about half of all Charlotte USA 2011-2014 SBIR/STTR awards and about two-thirds of dollars. This is explained by the expertise of Corvid Technologies of Mooresville which generates all of the SBIR/STTR awards in Iredell County. 


March 2011

Contact: Ken Elkins


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Corvid Technologies a smashing success

When U.S. military and defense contractors need answers to complex engineering questions, they often turn to a small technology company tucked away in a Mooresville business park. It’s a job Corvid Technologies does so well that the company was recognized last month by the Small Business Administration with a prestigious Tibbetts Award. Corvid was one of 44 small businesses to receive the award for playing a crucial role in government research and development. The award also honors companies for “driving innovation and creating new jobs.” Corvid founder David Robinson has certainly accomplished both.

Most of Corvid’s work centers on “computational fluid dynamics,” which simulates the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces. In racing, the computer models replace a wind tunnel to determine how easily a NASCAR vehicle slips through the air.