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66 The PCB Design Magazine • July 2016 Saab Receives Order within AEW&C Segment Defence and security company Saab has landed an order within the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) segment worth about SEK 1.1 billion. American Standard Circuits Enhances Via Fill Capabilities with Double Systems Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Cir- cuits, has announced that his company recently enhanced their via fill capabilities with the installa- tion of a MASS VHF300 horizontal hole filling sys- tem with full chamber vacuum capability, accom- panied by a MASS ES10 double-sided Scavenger unit. Record-breaking $65B Global Defense Trade in 2015 Fueled by Middle East and Southeast Asia "The global defense trade market has never seen an increase as large as the one we saw between 2014 and 2015," said Ben Moores, senior analyst at IHS. "2015 was a record-breaking year." Mar- kets rose $6.6 billion, bringing the value of the global defense market in 2015 to $65 billion. IHS forecasts that the market will increase further to $69 billion in 2016. BAE Systems Harnesses Pioneering Technology to Power Land Rover BAR's America's Cup Bid BAE Systems has revealed that it is adapting cut- ting-edge bone conduction technology for Land Rover BAR's world class sailing team, as it seeks to boost the team's bid to bring the America's Cup home to Britain in 2017. Global Military Radars Market to Reach $13.04B by 2020 The global military radars market was valued at USD 11.02 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 13.04 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 3.42% from 2015 to 2020. Global Technology Development: HDP User Group European Meeting 2016 Delighted and honoured to be invited again to at- tend the open session of the High Density Pack- aging User Group (HDPUG) European Meeting, I made my way to the picturesque Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a tiny principality bordered by Bel- gium, France and Germany, and ranked among the world's top-three nations in both wealth and wine consumption. What You Probably Don't Know about NASA While at Maker Faire 2016 in San Mateo recently, I met with George Gorospe of NASA's Ames Re- search Center to discuss his group's recent findings and projects, NASA's CubeSats and microsatellites, and what the commercialization of space travel means for the near future. IPC Standards Committee Reports, Part 2—Assembly and Joining, Component Traceability, Flexible Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Illinois Researcher Receives DARPA Contract to Design a Hybrid Robot Illinois researcher Hae-Won Park has been awarded a Robotics Fast Track contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to de- sign a hybrid robot that can glide, land, and walk. International Partners Provide Science Satellites for America's Space Launch SLS Maiden Flight NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) will launch America into a new era of exploration to destina- tions beyond Earth's orbit. On its first flight, NASA will demonstrate the rocket's heavy-lift capability and send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft into deep space. MilAero007 Highlights

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