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76 PCB007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2020 Additive Electronics TechXchange: NSWC Crane and Lockheed Martin Presentations E The Additive Electronics TechXchange this year was a virtual event. Happy Holden cov- ers two presentations, including "Very High- Density Investigation Project" by Steve Vet- ter of the NSWC Crane Naval Facility and "Electronics Additive Manufacturing for De- fense and Space" by Kourtney Wright, Ph.D., of Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center. BAE Systems Remains Part of Australian Government Defence Effort E BAE Systems welcomed an announcement by the Australian Government for a long-term commitment to support industrialisation re- form and its inclusion of defence as a key pillar in the Government's new strategy to underpin the nation's future manufacturing resilience. Boeing to Develop Next-Generation Satellite System for U.S. Space Force E Boeing received one of three development contracts to build a satellite payload proto- type and develop a new secure, resilient satel- lite communications architecture for the U.S. Space Force's Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program. Germany's Exolaunch Signs Long-Term Launch Agreement With SpaceX E Exolaunch, the leading rideshare launch and deployment services provider for the New Space industry, signed a long-term launch agreement with SpaceX to secure Falcon 9 capacity for launching small satellites as part of SpaceX's SmallSat Rideshare Program. The Government Circuit: U.S., European Lawmakers Eyeing Changes That Would Affect Our Industry E The seasons may be changing, but IPC's com- mitment to advocating for the electronics man- ufacturing industry remains constant as we look to position our industry for success in the coming year. Chris Mitchell shares some high- lights of the top issues IPC is focused on this month. From the Hill: Pillars of Mil-Aero Technology and Revenue E The military-aerospace electronics business is always in constant flux as new methodologies, like AI and space, create the know-how for new PWB designs. Mike Hill captures some of the most unusual old and new design ideas to support the notion that mil-aero revenue will continue to increase. Defense Speak Interpreted: Rad-Hard Electronics E Have you ever seen electronics described as "rad-hard," or radiation-hardened, and won- dered what that meant and how that was done? Did you like me just assume that "rad-hard" and "expensive" were synonymous? Did you think that this was a Defense Department term since they deal with nuclear weapons? Denny Fritz explores this and more. STI Achieves AS9100D Certification E STI Electronics Inc.—a company that provides training services, training materials, analytical/ failure analysis, prototyping, and contract PCB assembly—announced it received AS9100D re- certification for manufacturing/engineering services and initial certification for its Training Resources Division.

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