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MAY 2020 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 75 What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 3 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace (milaero) certification impacts every facet of the organization, and not every shop is prepared to make this transformation. In Part 3, Anaya Vardya explores what it takes to be a milaero supplier in the areas of purchasing and quality. SAIC Awarded $655 Million E U.S. Air Force Engineering Development Inte- gration Sustainment Contract Engility Services, a subsidiary of Science Applications Interna- tional Corp., was awarded a $655 million award to provide systems engineering, planning, inte- gration, and sustainment services to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Innovation and Prototyping Directorate through the Engineering, Development, Inte- gration, and Sustainment (EDIS) contract. Lone Star Circuits Recognized by Raytheon With 4-Star Honors E Lone Star Circuits Inc. was one of 86 compa- nies recognized by Raytheon's Integrated De- fense Systems business for 4-Star honors. Defense Speak Interpreted: Why Is Defense Hyper Over Hypersonics? E Perhaps you have noticed that the term "hy- personics" is now a buzz phrase in a big part of the Department of Defense research effort. What does hypersonic mean, and why is so much work needed in this weapons field? Den- nis Fritz explains. From the Hill: Sampling Plan Language in MIL-PRF-31032 E Conformance to military standards is all about using the correct sample specimen and testing the proper quantity. However, military specifica- tions have numerous tests with various sample specimen types that all require different quanti- ties for test or inspection. Mike Hill provides an overview of the key parts of compliance. BAE Systems Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Machine Learning Analytics as a Service for Constant Global Situational Awareness E BAE Systems aims to develop machine learn- ing analytics as a service—a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based model for the government—that can leverage commercial and open-source data to deliver constant worldwide situation- al awareness for a diverse range of challenges. Draganfly's 'Pandemic Drone' Conducts Flights Near NYC E Draganfly Inc. an award-winning, industry-lead- ing manufacturer within the commercial Un- manned Aerial Vehicle, Remotely Piloted Air- craft Systems, and unmanned vehicle sector, an- nounced the first-ever series of U.S. "pandemic drone" test flights in Westport, Connecticut, con- sidered a COVID-19 "hotspot," to identify social distancing and detect symptoms presented by the virus, in an effort to keep the community safe. DoD Contract for 60 N95 Critical Care Decontamination Units: $415M Contract, Each Unit Can Decontaminate 80K N95 Masks Per Day E The Department of Defense's Defense Logis- tics Agency, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has award- ed a $415 million contract for 60 Battelle Me- morial Institute Critical Care Decontamination Systems (CCDS), that can decontaminate up to 80,000 used N95 respirators per system per day, enabling mask reuse up to 20 times.

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