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50 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2020 MilAero007 Highlights U.S. House and Senate were poised to approve a defense spending bill that includes $5 mil- lion for research and development on the is- sues surrounding lead-free electronics in mis- sion-critical applications. U.S. Navy Awards Contract for Thousands of APKWS Laser-guided Rockets E Following a U.S. Department of Defense an- nouncement in September 2019, BAE Systems announced that the U.S. Navy has signed a $2.68 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the purchase of thou- sands of additional APKWS® Laser-Guided Rockets, the company's combat-proven, low- cost precision munition. Strategic Partner: Rolls-Royce, Reaching for the Skies E Researchers at Cambridge are working with Rolls-Royce to make aeroengines greener. Lockheed Martin's Precision Strike Missile Successful in First Flight Test E Lockheed Martin successfully tested its next- generation long-range missile designed for the U.S. Army's Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All test objectives were achieved. NASA's Moon to Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast-tracked in 2019 E In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50 th anniversary of the agency's Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space exploration, while also making significant progress toward putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program. Lockheed Martin Paints Helicopter for Capt. Kimberly Hampton Memorial E Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) completed painting the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicop- ter that will be a part of the memorial honor- ing Capt. Kimberly Hampton in Easley, South Carolina. Space History Is Made in This NASA Robot Factory E Built in 1961, the Spacecraft Assembly Facil- ity at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is the cradle of robotic space explo- ration. Aerojet Rocketdyne Highlights Successful Year Supporting DoD and NASA Missions E Aerojet Rocketdyne continued to power criti- cal defense and space missions in 2019, while also making significant investments aimed at reducing costs and increasing its operational efficiency. NASA's X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Cleared for Final Assembly E NASA's first large-scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades is cleared for final assembly and integration of its systems fol- lowing a major project review by senior man- agers held recently at NASA Headquarters in Washington. U.S. Congress to Approve Funds for R&D on Lead-Free Electronics in Aerospace, Defense, and High-performance Applications E In a win for U.S. taxpayers, defense readiness, and the electronics industry supply chain, the

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