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JUNE 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 43 Northrop Grumman Awards Contracts to Kitron E Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded Kitron a contract for the production of Integrat- ed Communications, Navigation, and Identifi- cation (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 ex- ecute 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 un- manned aircraft systems (UAS), announced its receipt of two firm-fixed-price orders to- taling $9,804,448 from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The or- ders—received on March 5, 2020, and April 16, 2020—encompass the procurement of Ra- ven and Puma3 AE tactical UAS and spares. Delivery for the first order is anticipated by August 2020 and the second order by Octo- ber 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. 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™ un- manned ground vehicles (UGV), plus related spares and accessories. The two contracts, to- taling $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.

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