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34 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2023 Defense Speak Interpreted: SWaPing Nanosatellites for Defense Systems E When I say "SWaP," you might be thinking: A swap for what? What's in the trade? SWaP, in fact, stands for size, weight, and power—the holy grail of technical performance for defense systems. Essemtec: Manufacturing Moves In-house E Pete Starkey talks with Kevin Domancich at Essemtec about the company integration within Nano Dimension and how the two com- panies have pioneered an exciting new end-to- end manufacturing solution that helps custom- ers speed up production, cut costs, and keep their proprietary materials secure. In a world where time to market has become a priority consideration, this universal system has the potential to revolutionize the industry. Collins Aerospace Opens New Engineering and Global Operations Centers in India E As part of a significant investment to expand its engineering, digital technology, and manufac- turing operations in India, Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has offi- cially inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Center (GETC) and Collins India Operations Center in Bengaluru. Polar Instruments: Simulating PCB Potentialities E Nolan Johnson checks in with Polar's Martyn Gaudion on the evolving needs of global PCB manufacturing markets in a post-pandemic world, where generating accurate PCB speci- fication documentation is essential to success- fully navigating today's rampant supply chain constraints. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, TTM Technologies Reach Agreement to Purchase SPY-6 Radar Components E TTM Technologies, Inc. and Raytheon Mis- siles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, have reached a multi-year agreement to provide radio frequency assemblies, elec- tronic hardware, and printed circuit boards for the SPY-6 family of radars. e agreement has the potential to reach $500 million over five years. NextFlex Announces Over $8M in Funding for Flexible Hybrid Electronics E NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electron- ics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, announced $8.45 million in funding (including $4.25M in cost-share contribution from participants) for nine new projects as part of its Project Call 7.0 to further promote FHE development and adoption throughout the U.S. advanced manu- facturing sector. NASA, SpaceX to Study Hubble Telescope Reboost Possibility E e non-exclusive SpaceX study regarding the possibilities of reboosting the Hubble Space Telescope is ongoing. Last month, NASA issued a Request for Information to seek addi- tional information about commercial capa- bilities available to reboost a satellite in orbit, using Hubble as a demonstration, at no cost to the government.

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