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76 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 the group members do not all have curly hair! The name was chosen around 2008 by a group of engineers from aerospace, defense, and harsh environment (ADHE) organizations. Sales of Military Antennas to Reach $1 Billion in 2018 E The report forecasts a steady decadal growth rate of 4.9% for the military antennas market, with revenue slated to reach $986.8 million by the end of 2018. Drones Can Now Flap Wings, Ride Wind Currents Like Birds E The next generation of unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines, thanks to new research. First Lockheed Martin-built Next-generation GPS III Satellite Responding to Commands E A major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's plan to bring new technology and capabilities to the GPS constellation, the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite began "talking" with engineers and operators from ground control, as planned, following its successful launch this morning. Marsquake Sensor Lands Safely on Red Planet E A Marsquake detector designed in part by Imperial engineers is set to help reveal Mars' inner structure. NASA Looks to the Future, Seeks Next Level Visionary Aerospace Concepts E NASA is looking for trailblazing ideas that could one day change what's possible in space. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is seeking Phase II proposals for the continuation of Phase I research studies. Standard of Excellence: Preparing Your Vendors for the Future E Now, it's time to talk about the future with your PCB vendors. Referring to our previous columns, if you've done everything right so far, you will now have a strong working rela- tionship with your PCB supplier. They under- stand all they need to know to fabricate perfect boards for you at this time. With trust and respect between you, you've truly formed a strong partnership going into the future. Ventec's Marketing Strategy and Their Newly Appointed Technology Ambassador E At electronica 2018, Mark Goodwin, chief oper- ating officer at Ventec International Group, discusses the company's marketing strategy along with their newly appointed technology ambassa- dor, Alun Morgan, and how he sees the world. Artificial Intelligence Meets Materials Science E A Texas A&M University College of Engineer- ing research team is harnessing the power of machine learning, data science and the domain knowledge of experts to autonomously discover new materials. NATO Members Drive Fastest Increase in Global Defense Spending for a Decade E Global defense expenditure grew 4.9% in 2018, the fastest growth rate since 2008, according to the annual Jane's Defense Budget report, released today by business information provider IHS Markit. Defense Speak Interpreted: PERM—Pb-free Electronics Risk Management E In this column, we explore PERM—the Pb-free Electronics Risk Management Consortium. No, MilAero007 Highlights

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