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62 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2020 MilAero007 Highlights Burt Rutan's Keynote: SpaceShipOne E In this video clip from his presentation, Burt Rutan discusses some of his aircraft's revolu- tionary flights that drew the most public at- tention, including SpaceShipOne, which flew three of the five manned space flights launched by man in 2004. He also explains the benefits of working with Microsoft's Paul Allen, who agreed to fund SpaceShipOne based on a sim- ple handshake. Defense Speak Interpreted: The Missile Defense Agency E The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has its roots in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), known as "Star Wars" in the 1980s, as pro- posed by President Ronald Reagan. In this col- umn, Denny Fritz provides an overview of how the MDA operates and describes types of mis- siles and phases. What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 1 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace (milaero) certification impacts every facet of the organization, and not every shop is pre- pared to make this transformation. This is the first article in a four-part series, breaking down what it takes in sales and customer service, en- gineering and CAM, purchasing and quality, and manufacturing. Anaya Vardya starts by ex- ploring sales and customer service. DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal E On February 10, 2020, President Donald J. Trump sent Congress a proposed fiscal year 2021 budget request of $740.5 billion for na- tional security, $705.4 billion of which is for the Department of Defense (DoD). Bell Textron Teams up With Sumitomo Corporation and Japan Airlines to Explore Air Mobility E Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, an- nounced a signed memorandum of under- standing with Sumitomo Corporation and Ja- pan Airlines Co. Ltd. to explore mobility-as-a- service (MaaS) and foster the required infra- structure and regulatory environment. Parrot Chosen by the Swiss ARMY for the Supply of Micro-drones E Parrot, Europe's leading drone Group, has been chosen to equip the Swiss Armed Forces with micro-drones as part of the Swiss Mini UAV Program (Swiss MUAS) call for tender against major civilian UAV players. BAE Systems Wins Two Awards to Support the U.S. Navy with Enhanced Radio Communications and C5ISR Capabilities E The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Air- craft Division has awarded BAE Systems Inc. a prime position on a $212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical commu- nication systems. The company will design, acquire, integrate, and test radio systems for newly constructed guided-missile destroyers (DDG) and other U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. DARPA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Propulsion Technology for the Hypersonic Defense Program Glide Breaker E Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a con- tract worth up to $19.6 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop enabling technologies for an ad- vanced hypersonic defense interceptor known as Glide Breaker.

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