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86 SMT007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 Rockwell Automation Strengthens Control and Visualization Portfolio With Acquisition of ASEM E Rockwell Automation Inc. announced it signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technol- ogies. ASEM provides a complete range of indus- trial PCs, human-machine interface hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure industrial IoT gateway solutions. Virginia Middle School Student Earns Honor of Naming NASA's Next Mars Rover E The name was announced recently by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Sci- ence Mission Directorate, during a celebration at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia. Zurbuchen was at the school to con- gratulate seventh-grader Alexander Mather, who submitted the winning entry to the agen- cy's "Name the Rover" essay contest, which received 28,000 entries from K–12 students from every U.S. state and territory. BAE Systems Secures $188 Million Contract for U.S. Navy's AEGIS Combat System E BAE Systems Inc. was awarded a five-year $188.2 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy's AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organization with critical large- scale system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the AEGIS weapons and combat systems aboard U.S. Navy surface com- batant ships. Lockheed Martin's HELIOS Laser Weapon System Takes Step Toward Ship Integration E Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy moved one step closer to integrating a laser weapon system onto an Arleigh Burke destroyer after success- fully conducting a critical design review for the high-energy laser with an integrated opti- cal-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS) system. Micron Partners With Seven Industrial Companies to Deliver Robust and Innovative Solutions E Micron Technology Inc. reaffirmed its three- decade commitment to the industrial market with the introduction of its Industrial Quotient (IQ) Partner Program. Boeing T-7A Crew Shuts Off, Restarts Engine in Flight to Demonstrate Reliability E Restarting a military jet's engine in flight is a critical safety feature that can only be demon- strated by doing something a flight crew rarely wants to do: shutting off the engine in flight. Silvus Technologies Radios Used by Team CoSTAR in DARPA Subterranean Challenge E Silvus Technologies is proud to support Team CoSTAR in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. The Collaborative SubTerranean Autonomous Resilient Robots (CoSTAR) team uses radios by Silvus Technologies for communication with the CoSTAR robots and sensors during the DARPA "SubT" Subterranean Challenge. Rolls-Royce Launches New Electronics Manufacturing Capability at Purdue to Support U.S. Defense Engines E Rolls-Royce created a new engine control capa- bility near the campus of Purdue University to support its U.S. defense business, includ- ing the F130 engine competing for the U.S. Air Force B-52 program.

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