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42 SMT007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2019 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. Zentech Hosts UMBC Advanced Manufacturing Graduates E Zentech Manufacturing recently hosted twenty- four graduating seniors from the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC) at its Baltimore headquarters location. Collins Elbit Vision Systems Marks F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System Delivery Milestone E Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) recently celebrated the 1,000th delivery milestone of the F-35 Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) System. 2020 Army Budget Begins 'Dramatic Shift' E An Army budget drill that identified $30 billion in savings was partly about finding money for future modernization, according to Undersec- retary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy during a breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare. Cicor Strengthens Testing Capabilities at Radeberg Facility E In January 2019, the Cicor site in Rade- berg acquired a new pull and shear tester for mechanical testing of the strength of electronic packaging superstructures. BAE Systems Updates F-35 Electronic Warfare Systems E BAE Systems has upgraded its EW systems for the global fleet of fifth-generation F-35 Light- ning II fighter aircraft. Benchmark Electronics Appoints Jeff Benck as President and CEO E Benchmark Electronics Inc.'s board of direc- tors has appointed Jeff Benck as president and CEO. ANU Research Set to Shake-up Space Missions E A new study from the Australian National University (ANU) has found a number of 2D materials that can not only withstand being sent into space but could potentially thrive in the harsh conditions. RTW IPC APEX EXPO 2019: Five-year Standard Committee Collaboration on JS-001 E David Hillman from Collins Aerospace and IPC's Teresa Rowe speak with Editor Dan Fein- berg about how a seemingly simple question resulted in years of committee work to develop the JS-001 standard on the use of conformal coatings and avoiding tin whiskers. High-powered Fuel Cell Boosts Electric-powered Submersibles, Drones E A team of engineers in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a high-power fuel cell that could power a variety of transporta- tion modes—including unmanned underwa- ter vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft—at a significantly lower cost. MilAero007 Highlights

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