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60 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2022 Boeing Unveils First T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Trainer Jet to Be Delivered to the U.S. Air Force E Boeing has unveiled the first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force. e jet, one of 351 the U.S. Air Force plans to order, was unveiled prior to offi- cial delivery. e T-7A Red Hawk incorporates a red-tailed livery in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. ese airmen made up the first African American aviation unit to serve in the U.S. military. Blue Canyon Technologies Expands Into GEO With Its First CubeSat E Small satellite manufacturer and mission ser- vices provider Blue Canyon Technologies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Tech- nologies, assisted in the deployment of Ascent, the company's first CubeSat spacecra bus launched to a geostationary, or GEO, orbit by the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the U.S. Space Force's Test Program-3 mission. Airgain, Mobix Labs Collaborate to Develop Future-Proof 5G Technology E Airgain, Inc and Mobix Labs Inc. announced an agreement for the development of strategic, future-proof 5G technology. Thales, CS GROUP to Develop Parade Drone Countermeasures System E ales and CS GROUP are working with their partners in France and Europe's defence indus- trial and technological base on developing the PARADE programme capability to provide permanent deployable protection for critical infrastructure from drone threats. Ultra and Sparton JV (ERAPSCO) Awarded $11.6M for U.S. Navy Production Contract E Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton DLS, LLC announce the award of a contract valued at $11.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, against the $222 mil- lion competitive Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity production contract for the manu- facture of next-generation sonobuoys for the United States Navy. Elbit Systems UK JV Introduces Sustainable Aviation Pathfinder for Ministry of Defence E Elbit Systems UK and KBR Inc's joint venture, Affinity Flying Training Services Ltd., has embarked on a series of battery-powered flight tests for the UK Ministry of Defence to assess the feasibility of environmentally friendly alternatives to current military aircra. JPL Commits to First-Ever Space Industry Diversity Pledge E Interim Director Larry James joined 22 execu- tives in a commitment to significantly increase the number of women and employees from underrepresented groups by 2030. Raytheon Missiles & Defense Ships First Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor to U.S. Army Test Range E e first Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, built by Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, arrived at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in April.

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