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54 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2020 What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 3 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. In Part 3, Anaya Vardya explores what it takes to be a milaero supplier in the areas of purchasing and quality. ACE Wins JPL's First-Ever Customer Appreciation Plaque E James Hofer, general manager of Accurate Circuit Engineering, recently spoke to I-Con- nect007 about a customer appreciation plaque the company was awarded from JPL for their work on NASA's Integrated Solar Array and Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray An- tenna (ISARA). James talks about some of the challenges of the project and the role ACE played in developing the ISARA that is now orbiting the Earth. Murrietta Circuits Appoints Kevin McCartney Business Development Manager E Andrew Murrietta, CEO and co-owner of Mur- rietta Circuits, announced that his company appointed Kevin McCartney to the position of business development manager. BAE Systems Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Machine Learning Analytics as a Service for Constant Global Situational Awareness E BAE Systems aims to develop machine learn- ing analytics as a service—a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based model for the government—that can leverage commercial and open-source da- ta to deliver constant worldwide situational awareness for a diverse range of challenges. SMTA Europe's Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference and Exhibition: A Taste of Things to Come E SMTA Europe's Electronics in Harsh Environ- ments Conference has become a must-attend annual event; unfortunately, it also became another casualty of the COVID-19 lockdown. Originally scheduled to take place in Amster- dam in April, it has now been postponed until December 1–3. Pete Starkey reports on a pre- view seminar presented by SMTA Europe. Dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum: Lockheed Martin Cyber/Electronic Warfare System Moves Into Next Phase of Development E The Consortium Management Group (CMG)/ Consortium for Command, Control and Com- munications in Cyberspace (C5), on behalf of the U.S. Army, awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] a Project Agreement to move into the second phase of development for the "Air Large" component of its Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) family of systems program. Defense Speak Interpreted: Why Is Defense Hyper Over Hypersonics? E Perhaps you have noticed that the term "hy- personics" is now a buzz phrase in a big part of the Department of Defense research effort. What does hypersonic mean, and why is so much work needed in this weapons field? Den- nis Fritz explains. Lone Star Circuits Inc. Recognized by Raytheon With 4-Star Honors E Lone Star Circuits Inc. was one of 86 compa- nies recognized by Raytheon's Integrated De- fense Systems business for 4-Star honors.

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