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JULY 2020 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 73 Defense Speak Interpreted: C4ISR E Only the U.S. Defense Department would lump together seven concepts—command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, sur- veillance, and reconnaissance—into a single acronym: C4ISR. Denny Fritz explains how C4ISR has been called the "nervous system" of the military. FLIR Captures $23.5M in Additional Orders for Centaur Unmanned Ground Vehicles E FLIR Systems Inc. announced that the United States Army and Navy have ordered in total more than 160 of the company's Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus related spares and accessories. The two con- tracts, totaling $23.5 million, are being sourced through the Army's Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program. Murrietta Circuits Appoints Alliam LLC to Cover Sales in South-Central U.S. E Andrew Murrietta, CEO and co-owner of Mur- rietta Circuits, announced that his company had appointed the sales firm Alliam LLC to handle Murrietta's sales in the South-Central United States. From Drones to Flying Taxis: The Future of Traffic Is in the Air E Get ready for takeoff: Food deliveries and work commutes might be airborne sooner than you think. Integra Technologies Wins $3 Million Contract Award From Northrop Grumman E Integra Technologies—a world leader in semi- conductor packaging, assembly, test, charac- terization, and related services—was awarded a $3 million contract from Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman Awards Contracts to Kitron E Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded Kitron a contract for the production of Inte- grated Communications, Navigation, and Iden- tification (ICNI) modules for the F-35 Lightning II program. Deliveries will secure a backlog into 2021 and have a total value of more than USD 18 million. KBR Wins $570M NASA Contract to Propel Human Space Exploration Endeavors E KBR announced it had been awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and exe- cute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. AeroVironment Receives $9.8 Million Raven and Puma 3 AE Awards From NATO Support and Procurement Agency E AeroVironment Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced its receipt of two firm-fixed-price orders total- ing $9,804,448 from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The orders— received on March 5, 2020, and April 16, 2020—encompass the procurement of Raven and Puma3 AE tactical UAS and spares. Delivery for the first order is anticipated by August 2020 and the second order by October 2020. Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Names New Board of Directors E Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)—a leading provider of differentiated RF and high-reliability space, power and com- puting solutions—announced a newly com- prised Board of Directors.

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