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70 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2020 Parrot to Manufacture Short-Range Reconnaissance Drone Prototypes for DoD E Parrot has passed another milestone in the United States Army's Short-Range Reconnais- sance drone program. As the final steps of this selection process, Parrot will participate in an operational assessment to support an Army production award decision. Defense Speak Interpreted: What's an RCV, and What Do Electronics Have to Do With It? E In "Defense Speak," RCV does not stand for ranked-choice voting, a remote control vehi- cle, a riot control vehicle, or a refuse collec- tion vehicle, although the second one is close; it stands for a remote combat vehicle. Denny Fritz explores this concept and its defense applications. Raytheon Technologies Supporting the Supply Chain E To support its small business suppliers, Ray- theon Technologies formed a Small Business Supplier Stimulus Team focused on coordinat- ing support to its supply base. This team brings together cross-functional members from each of the company's businesses, creating a hub of knowledge, expertise, and experience. Air Force Selects Single Contractor for Long-Range Standoff Nuclear Weapon E The Air Force announced plans to continue the Long-Range Standoff Weapon's develop- ment with Raytheon Company as a sole-source contractor. The LRSO cruise missile is a criti- cal element of the Air Force's ongoing nuclear recapitalization efforts. Dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum: Lockheed Martin Cyber/Electronic Warfare System Moves Into Next Phase of Development E The Consortium Management Group/Consor- tium for Command, Control, and Communi- cations in Cyberspace, on behalf of the U.S. Army, awarded Lockheed Martin a project agreement to move into the second phase of development for the "Air Large" component of its Multi-Function Electronic Warfare family of systems program. What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 3 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace (milaero) certification impacts every facet of the organization, 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. 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 data to deliver constant worldwide situational awareness for a diverse range of challenges.

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