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32 SMT007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2023 quency Multi-Carrier (EDIM) modems in sup- port of U.S. Army satellite communications (SATCOM) digitization and modernization programs. Lockheed Martin Conducts First Flight In U-2 Avionics Tech Refresh E Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed the first flight of the U-2 Dragon Lady's Avionics Tech Refresh (ATR) program. During this mission the aircra successfully performed a low-alti- tude functional check flight to integrate new avionics, cabling and soware. Airbus Unveils PioneerLab as its New Twin-engine Flying Laboratory E During the German National Aviation Confer- ence in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technol- ogy demonstrator based on the H145 plat- form. It complements Airbus' range of Flight- Labs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase auton- omy, and integrate bio-based materials. Northrop Grumman to Develop New Guided Ammunition for U.S. Navy E e U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grum- man Corporation a development contract for the company's newly designed 57mm guided high explosive ammunition. Designated for use with the Mk110 Naval Gun Mount, the company will test and mature the munition for qualification. e 57mm guided high explosive ammunition has the unique ability to continu- ously maneuver in-flight as it moves toward a designated target. CACI Successfully Completes Optical Communications Terminal Interoperability Testing for Space Development Agency's Transport Layer E CACI International Inc announced that it suc- cessfully completed Optical Communication Ter- minal (OCT) Interoperability Testing (OIT) of its CrossBeam® OCT for the Space Development Agency's (SDA) Tranche 1 data relay and tracking network. As part of this testing, CACI was the first SDA-compliant terminal to successfully establish a consistent data communication link with the reference modem. Amitron Becomes MIL-SPEC Certified E Amitron, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCB), brings an addi- tional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space into the overall MIL-SPEC ecosystem with high automation, and the latest equip- ment technology and processes for military and aerospace applications. Historic Wind Tunnel Facility Testing NASA's Mars Ascent Vehicle Rocket E e MAV (Mars Ascent Vehicle) team recently completed wind tunnel testing at NASA's Mar- shall Space Flight Center in a facility that has been a critical part of NASA missions going all the way back to the Apollo program. U.S. Army Awards Comtech $48.6M for Next Generation EDIM SATCOM Solutions E Comtech announced the company was recently awarded a $48.6 million contract to deliver Enterprise Digital Intermediate Fre-

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