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Avionics Design August 2017
 
The Avionics Design monthly E-newsletter from the editorial staff of mil-embedded.com covers hardware and software avionics designs and certification issues in the commercial and military avionics markets in the U.S. and Europe via the Military Embedded Systems partnership with Aviation Maintenance magazine and the Aviation Electronics Europe show.
 
 
 
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Air Force, Boeing agree on deal for two new Air Force One 747-8
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract modification that will pave the way for the Air Force to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft to replace the two aging VC-25A Boeing 747-200 presidential support aircraft.


 
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DiSTI to continue support for the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota virtual maintenance trainer
MARIANA IRIARTE, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
U.S. Army officials opted for a second year of Interim Contractor Support (ICS) for the the UH-72A Lakota Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) with DiSTI Corp.
 
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Study predicts global antidrone market will reach $1.5 billion by 2023
LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR

The worldwide market for antidrone technology is expected to grow from $342.6 million in 2016 to $1.5 billion by 2023, at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.9 percent, between 2017 and 2023, according to new research from MarketsandMarkets.

 
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Gentex wins $13 million contract to deliver Apache aviator integrated helmets
LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 
Personal-protection/situational-awareness gear maker Gentex Corporation has won a $13 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH).
 
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European MRO: Challenges mount but opportunities remain 
CHARLOTTE ADAMS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AT AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
The European MRO market needs to retain its flexibility in the face of uncertainty.
 
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Cubic outfits Australian air force with combat training information pods
LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Cubic Global Defense reports that it has outfitted the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Hawk 127 fleet with more than 60 P5 Combat Training Systems (CTS/TCTS) with Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods.

 
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Boeing sets up new avionics and electronics unit
LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Aerospace company Boeing has announced the creation of a new group that will make flight controls and other electronics for military and civilian aircraft that are currently made by outside suppliers.
 
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Augmented reality and video-management systems
KEVIN ROONEY, CURTIS-WRIGHT DEFENSE SOLUTIONS 
Over the last few years, the concept of augmented reality, in which computer-generated imagery is combined with views of the real world, has become mainstream.
 
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A fresh look at borescopes
DALE SMITH, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE 
From improved cameras to 'remote' repair capabilities, new advances in visual inspection capabilities are enabling technicians to see more and do more in their ongoing efforts to keep the engines on the wing and aircraft in the air.
 
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Le Bourget remembered
ANDREW DRWIEGA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE 
It was not nice or pleasant. Paris Airshow was a nightmare of endurance for exhibitors and visitors alike. Security led to individual body searches by security guards - and their numbers fell woefully short of the numbers required for the job, especially during the early morning rush. 
 
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