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50 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2016 search science and PCB manufacturing processes have made considerable advancements but New- bury Electronics has kept pace with the scientific demands and continues to supply an extensive range of bespoke boards to the NOC, an interna- tionally renowned research organisation. NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology Testing has started at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar sys- tem, the heliopause, faster than ever before. Missile System Would Greatly Increase Defense Capability in South Korea Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea. Program Aims to Facilitate Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites Servicing vehicle jointly developed with a com- mercial partner would leverage DARPA's successes in space robotics and accelerate revolutionary ca- pabilities for working with satellites currently be- yond reach. DoD's Focus on Increased Training a Boon for Military Technology Market The Department of Defense (DoD) training and simulation budget is expected to increase through- out the fiscal years defense plan (FYDP) to com- pensate for the previous years' training shortfalls. Zentech CEO Matt Turpin Recognized at IPC APEX 2016 Zentech Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to an- nounce that our CEO and President, Matt Turpin, was named as one the electronics industry's Rising Stars by IPC at the recent IPC APEX EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. Catching up with…PNC: Open House Planned for May I'm a great believer in open houses. Any time cus- tomers and vendors get together to learn and talk about what they can do for each other it's a good thing. That's why, when I heard that PNC, in Nut- ley, New Jersey, planned to hold an open house on May 20, I wanted to learn more about it. So I called my friend Sam Sangani, the company's owner, to learn more about it. Northrop Grumman Awards Radar Contracts to Kitron Kitron has been selected as an international source for manufacturing of a sub-assembly related to the JSF Radar system developed by Northrop Grum- man Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the F-35 Light- ning II. All Flex Launches Online Heater Design Course All Flex announces the launch of an online flexible heater design course that provides technical infor- mation to the engineering community. This useful tool self-educates about the design requirements for polyimide and silicone rubber heaters. Novel Miniaturized Circulator Opens Way to Doubling Wireless Capacity Researchers have developed a microelectronic sub- stitute for larger-scale magnetic components and opened a pathway to more efficient communica- tions and more capable radar systems. Newbury Electronics Supports NOC to Discover More about the Deep Sea Newbury Electronics' connection with the Nation- al Oceanographic Centre (NOC) in Southampton started in the early 1990s. Since then both the re- MilAero007 Highlights

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