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40 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2023 production and delivery for up to 398 F-35s for $30 billion, including U.S., international part- ners and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) aircra in Lots 15 and 16, with the option for Lot 17. MBDA, BAE Systems Hägglunds Demonstrate AKERON and CV90 Firepower E MBDA's AKERON MP missile has been fired from the BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90 infan- try combat vehicle at a test range in Northern Sweden, in the presence of representatives of the Swedish Armed Forces. Durability and Cost Benefits Drive Mil-Aero Demand for OCPP E Ceramic packages were, for many years, the option of choice for semiconductor prototype assembly, particularly in military-aerospace applications. ey can withstand high temper- atures and can be hermetically sealed. How- ever, they can be costly and, while they allow for rapid assembly of first samples, the final product is typically a plastic package, so the ceramic pro- totype doesn't offer an accurate representation. Heart Aerospace Selects Siemens Xcelerator for New Electric Airplane E Electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace has selected Capital from the Siemens Xcelera- tor portfolio to support its E/E system design, development, and certification of zero emis- sion electric aircra. e Capital tool's strong compliance functionality can help Heart Aero- space to leverage automation and digital data continuity to facilitate faster regulatory com- pliance. is was a key reason for selecting Capital soware from Siemens. DARPA Kicks Off JUMP 2.0 Consortium Aimed at Microelectronics Revolution E DARPA, along with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and industry and academic stakeholders, is kicking off the Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 ( JUMP 2.0). e SRC-led effort expands on the original JUMP collaboration aimed at accelerating U.S. advances in information and communications technologies. Northrop Grumman, NASA to Shape Future Integration of Uncrewed Autonomous Systems E Northrop Grumman Corporation is collabo- rating with NASA to develop and test solutions for integrating large, uncrewed aircra systems into the National Airspace System (NAS). e effort will focus on air cargo operations and is part of NASA's Air Traffic Management-eXplo- ration (ATM-X) Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles (PAAV) subproject Happy's Tech Talk #15: Printed Electronics Using Flex E e printed electronics sector is presently an area of great interest to many in the elec- tronics manufacturing industry. Because of their incredible utility, printed electronics are poised to generate tens of billions of dollars in the coming years. Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Finalize Lot 15-17 Agreement, Capping A Year of International Growth E e F-35 Joint Program Office and Lock- heed Martin have finalized the contract for the

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