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56 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2019 Moon will require making every moment of astronaut time outside the safety of the Gate- way in orbit and lunar lander system on the surface count. Robotics will enable lunar crews to do more while minimizing their risk. World's First Flight of Pioneering 'Lighter Than Air' UAV E A new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has made a successful maiden flight thanks, in part, to the expertise of engineers from the University of Southampton. Saab to Open U.S. Site for Advanced Manufacturing E Saab announces a new site for advanced man- ufacturing and production in West Lafayette, Indiana. The site will be located at the Pur- due University-affiliated Discovery Park Dis- trict. Saab intends to invest $37 million over the coming years from 2020. Zentech Manufacturing Acquired by BlackBern Partners E BlackBern teams with Zentech Management and industry veteran Steve Pudles to accel- erate the effort to build leading electronics manufacturing services provider for defense, aerospace, medical, and other high-reliability industries. GE Aviation Brings Advanced Avionics Computing to Unmanned Vehicles E GE Aviation has introduced a new advanced avionics computer specifically built for mili- tary and commercial unmanned vehicles. This new computer provides an open architecture design that integrates vehicle management and advanced mission processing into a com- pact, lightweight design. The Government Circuit: IPC's D.C. Focus—Chemicals Regulations, Lead-Free, Export Controls E From North America to Europe, Asia, and beyond, the future of the electronics manu- facturing industry is shaped in many ways by government policies. That's why IPC main- tains an active, multifaceted government rela- tions program, including leadership and net- working opportunities for member company executives. Kitron Posts Strong Results for 1Q19 E Kitron reported very strong growth as well as earnings improvement in the first quarter. Rev- enue, order backlog, and operating profit all reached record levels. Aitech Leverages NASA cFS Linux for Space SBC E Aitech and Embedded Flight Systems Inc. (EFSI) have partnered to integrate NASA's core Flight System (cFS) into Aitech's modular SP0-S space SBC. Turkey Exceeds Defense Export Target as Industrial Capabilities Continue to Grow E The latest analysis from Jane's Defense Bud- gets, a product from business information provider IHS Markit, highlights that Turkish defense exports have exceeded their $2 billion target with sustained success in export mar- kets aided by enhanced investment in defense research and development. NASA 'Nose' Importance of Humans, Robots Exploring Together E NASA is sending humans forward to the Moon, this time to stay. Upcoming expeditions to the MilAero007 Highlights

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