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78 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2019 MilAero007 Highlights Innovators from NASA, Lockheed Martin Space, and Lenovo to Keynote SMTA International 2019 E The SMTA is pleased to announce three inspir- ing keynote presentations scheduled during SMTA International, September 22–26, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. iNEMI Publishes Product Sector Chapters from the 2019 Roadmap E The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) today announced the re- lease of four of the seven Product Emulator Group (PEG) chapters of the 2019 Roadmap. Raytheon Developing Advanced Laser Systems for U.S. Air Force Deployment E Raytheon Company will build two prototype high energy laser systems to be deployed to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force con- tract. Soldiers will use the HEL system to de- stroy hostile drones. MDA Awards Lockheed Martin $240M Contract to Support Ballistic Missile Defense Modeling and Simulation E The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $240 million contract to support the modeling and simulation frame- work for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Missile Defense Agency's Long Range Discrimination Radar Reaches Major Milestone E The radar system will serve as a critical sen- sor within MDA's layered defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic mis- sile attacks. The Government Circuit: Trump Praises Industry on Workforce Issues, IPC Launches Grassroots Platform E This summer has been productive for IPC on the government relations front. Most notably, IPC's workforce development efforts were recognized at the White House in Washington and on a fac - tory floor in Michigan. On another front, we've launched an online platform that makes it easi- er for our members to contact their elected offi- cials, and we're using it to seek more R&D fund- ing for an important industry project. Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration E From utilizing machine learning to advanc- ing space exploration, optics technology leads the chart toward our scientific and outer-space frontiers. National Security in a Quantum World E Imperial College London's security institute recently hosted an event on how quantum tech- nology will impact national security. Advances in quantum technology, which applies quantum science in real-world applications, are poised to have a huge impact on national security. Extending Field of View in Advanced Imaging Systems E The military relies on advanced imaging sys- tems for a number of critical capabilities and applications—from Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and situational awareness to weapon sights. These powerful systems enable defense users to capture and analyze visual data, providing key insights both on and off the battlefield.

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