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78 SMT007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 tionary flights that drew the most public atten- tion, including SpaceShipOne, which flew three of the five manned space flights launched by man in 2004. He also explains the benefits of working with Microsoft's Paul Allen, who agreed to fund SpaceShipOne based on a sim- ple handshake. Defense Speak Interpreted: The Missile Defense Agency E The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has its roots in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), known as "Star Wars" in the 1980s, as pro- posed by President Ronald Reagan. In this col- umn, Denny Fritz provides an overview of how the MDA operates and describes types of mis- siles and phases. CAMtek Receives AS 9100D 2016 Certification E Ms. Christine Davis, president and CEO of woman-owned CAMtek Inc., announced that her company received its AS9100D 2016 certifi- cation from registrar TUV Rheinland of North America, achieving a near-perfect audit. This will allow the company to further participate in its aerospace programs. HSIO Technologies and Flexible Circuit Technologies Sign Comprehensive Flex and Rigid-flex Printed Circuit Production Agreement E HSIO Technologies LLC—based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota—and Flexible Circuit Tech- nologies Inc. (FCT)—headquartered in Plym- outh, Minnesota—announced a comprehen- sive technology agreement for the production of high-performance, high-density flexible, and rigid-flex circuits. Elmatica CEO Approved Member of the Swedish Cyber Defense and Export Control Groups E Elmatica has announced that CEO Didrik Bech is an approved member of the Swedish Cyber Defense and Export Control Groups. Raytheon Facility Earns First True Platinum Zero-Waste Certification in Texas E Raytheon Company earned the first TRUE Plat- inum Zero-Waste Certification in Texas for its advanced manufacturing center in McKinney. The site earned the designation for its inno- vations in resource management and waste reduction. American Standard Announces License Agreement With Averatek E Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of American Standard Circuits, announced that the company signed a licensing agreement with Averatek for its A-SAP™ patented manufacturing process. What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 1 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace certification impacts every facet of the organi- zation, and not every shop is prepared to make this transformation. This is the first article in a four-part series, breaking down what it takes in sales and customer service, engineering and CAM, purchasing and quality, and manufactur- ing. Anaya Vardya starts by exploring sales and customer service. Burt Rutan's Keynote: SpaceShipOne E In this video clip from his presentation, Burt Rutan discusses some of his aircraft's revolu-

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