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56 PCB007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2020 MilAero007 Highlights Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Appointed to the Board on Army RDT&E, Systems Acquisition, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense E Dr. Jennie S. Hwang was appointed to the Board on Army RDT&E, Systems Acquisition, and Logistics (BARSL), which has recently been established to advise the Assistant Sec- retary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA[ALT]), the U.S. Depart- ment of Defense, on national security, engi- neering, technological, operational, manage- ment, and logistical issues. DOD Innovation Units Join Forces to Engage Small Business E In the collaborative nature of innovation efforts in the Department of Defense, five agencies came together to present the first-ever Joint Small Business Innovation Research Open Top- ic for the first application period of 2020. NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft E NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. BAE Systems Awarded a Prime Position on Five-Year IDIQ Contract E BAE Systems will provide C5ISR, technical support, and life cycle sustainment to the U.S. Navy to improve the situational awareness of military operators and decision-makers. Zentech Manufacturing Acquires Trilogy Circuits E Zentech accelerates effort and strategy to build leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers for defense, aerospace, medi- cal, and other high-reliability industries. Dynetics' X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle Performs Its Maiden Flight E Dynetics, the performer for the Defense Ad- vanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program, successfully flew its X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) for the first time in November 2019. Absolute EMS Inc. Passes AS9100 Rev D Audit with Zero Findings E Absolute EMS Inc., a leading provider of turn- key and consignment manufacturing servic- es, is pleased to announce that it successfully completed its 2020 surveillance audit for the AS9100 Rev D SAE International Aerospace Standard with zero findings. 3D Imaging System Innovator GelSight Raises $10M in Series B Funding Round E GelSight, the developer of industrial 3D imag- ing solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and other electronics industries, announced that it raised $10 million in new funding. Bell Boeing CMV-2B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight E The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing, com- pleted first flight operations at Bell's Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

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