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66 The PCB Magazine • October 2016 Summit Interconnect Subsidiary KCA Electronics Recognized at Lockheed Martin Small Business Awards Event Summit Interconnect, Inc. subsidiary KCA Elec- tronics was recently recognized by Lockheed Martin Corporation at their Small Business Awards Event. An award for KCA's outstanding product quality, service and support was pre- sented to Shane Whiteside, President and CEO of Summit Interconnect and Eva Alcantar, Inside Sales Manager for KCA Electronics. The European Space Agency on Reliability Stan Heltzel is a materials engineer working for the European Space Agency, and he is tasked with the job of procuring and qualifying PCBs that end up in satellites. I met with Stan at EIPC's Summer Conference to discuss his presentation on qualifying a fabricator, his role at the ESA, and updating of space standards. Ventec VT-901 Reliability Validated by Key Israeli Customers' HATS Testing Ventec International is proud to announce that the reliability of its VT-901 polyimide laminates, prepregs and low-flow prepregs has been con - clusively demonstrated by Highly Accelerated Thermal Stress (HATS) testing by two leading PCB manufacturers in Israel. Let's Talk Testing: Does your Product have a Military Application? Just like any other industry segment within the circuit board world, the military sector has its own share of documents…and likely many more than most! These documents have been devel - oped over the years to guide, shape, and test anything and everything that might go into a jet fighter, a radar system, a warship, a weapons sys- tem, etc. Mil/Aero Markets: F-35 Declared Combat-Ready Electronic subsystems are an integral part of all modern military fighter jets, with a substan- tial portion of the electronics supporting intelli- gence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sys- tems, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), avionics, munitions and radar related subassemblies. This equates to a very high content of PCBs and SMT assembly requirements. Testing Todd: Testing Military/Aerospace— Houston, We Have a Solution This month we will dive into the testing of aerospace and military product. These designs require special processing in many cases above and beyond the IPC standards. The main speci- fications used when testing military product are MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 and MIL- PRF-31032. The Blackfox Advanced Manufacturing Program for Military Veterans You might be wondering why you should hire a military veteran, especially if your company has nothing to do with the military. But hiring veter - ans can bring a wealth of benefits, and this article highlights them. It also focuses on the Blackfox Veteran's Training Program, the first program of its kind to provide veterans with little to no in- dustry experience with the skills to grow their ca- reers in the electronic assembly industry. Firan Technology Group Announces Organizational Changes Firan Technology Group Corporation announced today the retirement of Joseph R. Ricci, vice president and CFO. Joe will remain with FTG in an advisory role to ensure an orderly leadership transition to the new CFO over the next number of months. L-3 Selected by All Nippon Airways to Supply Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator L-3 Communications announced today that its Commercial Training Solutions (L-3 CTS) busi - ness has been awarded a contract by All Nippon Airways (ANA) to build and deliver an Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). Based on L-3's RealitySeven flight training simulation solution, the device will be installed at ANA's flight train- ing facility in Tokyo, Japan, and ready to deliver training in September 2017. MilAero007 Highlights

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