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58 SMT007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2019 tors to what could have caused the reduction in certified companies, including a decline in the total military market, cost of certification, and the number of military boards now built to industry standards, to name a few. NASA Supports 'Wild' Ideas to Bring About New Space Tech E NASA has a wild side. In fact, the agency has a program named NIAC that is dedicated to nurturing visionary ideas that could trans- form future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs—radically better or entirely new aerospace concepts. BAE Systems' Advanced Typhoon Delivered to the Royal Air Force E BAE Systems handed over the jet as work con- tinues on delivering the capabilities required to ensure Typhoon remains the operationally effective backbone of the U.K.'s combat air power. How to Dismantle a Nuclear Bomb E How do weapons inspectors verify that a nuclear bomb has been dismantled? An unset- tling answer is that they don't, for the most part. When countries sign arms reduction pacts, they do not typically grant inspectors complete access to their nuclear technologies, for fear of giving away military secrets. Fast-track to the Moon: NASA Opens Call for Artemis Lunar Landers E NASA is seeking proposals for human lunar landing systems designed and developed by American companies for the Artemis program, which includes sending the first woman and next man to the surface of the Moon by 2024. Arlon EMD and U.S. Air Force Academy Establish CRADA E Arlon EMD—a privately held, veteran-owned, specialty laminate manufacturer—has entered into an agreement with the United States Air Force Academy to collaborate efforts in researching and developing technology plat- forms for electronic materials, resin systems, and copper-clad laminate products. Amphenol Invotec to Exhibit at Space Tech Expo Europe E Amphenol Invotec will be showcasing its PCBs alongside the extended range of intercon- nect solutions available from Amphenol for the space sector at Europe's largest B2B space event—the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Ger- many, November 19–21, 2019. Defense Speak Interpreted: Other Transaction Authority E DIU grants contracts under a joint OTA and a parallel process called commercial solutions opening. Most of the five DIU focus areas depend on electronics: artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space. At the end of 2018, DIU had funded 104 contracts with a total value of $354 million and brought in 87 non-traditional DoD vendors, including 43 contracting with DoD for the first time. From the Hill: The Past 15 Years— Changes to MIL-PRF-31032 Certification, Part 2 E Part 1 of this column series introduced back- ground information and data from changes in military certification to MIL-PRF-31032 from 2003 to 2018. In this installment, Mike Hill pro- vides an overview of the possible related fac- MilAero007 Highlights

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