Avionics Design
 
 
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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MIKE CROEGAERT, MENTOR
 
Liquid cooling for military signal processing offers advantages in high-power-density systems to dissipate heat at a higher rate than air-cooled systems and to transfer heat further away efficiently for thermal signature control. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
The University of Manchester and BAE Systems are teaming up to test different technologies aimed at improving flight control of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RICK HEARN, CURTISS-WRIGHT DEFENSE SOLUTIONS
 
Avionics integrators and aircraft certification agencies now understand and accept that certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) assemblies can be designed with a complete set of DO-254 and DO-178B data artifacts that will support system and aircraft certification.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE 
 
Aeroco Group International, a specialist in aircraft component maintenance, recently announced significant expansion to their operation with a brand new 20,000 sq.ft facility.
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Northrop Grumman Corp. -- in its role as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency's OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program -- is set to launch its first open-architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech has won a $40 million, single-award contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) to develop a new information system for tracking and analyzing medical information associated with pilots, air-traffic controllers, and other aviation-related personnel.
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market was valued at $8.02 billion in 2016, with small UAVs holding the highest share, according to a recent market intelligence report, "Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market Value and Volume: Analysis and Forecast (2017-2021)," published by BIS Research.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), attending the Singapore Airshow this week, signed a revised Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement that will enhance the two countries long-standing cooperation in airworthiness.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
The U.S. Army and aerospace/defense company Orbital ATK (Dulles, Virginia) recently participated in the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) at the Fort Sill Army post.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercury Systems
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Belgium of 34 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft for an estimated cost of $6.53 billion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Defense and aerospace engineering company Terma North America won a contract worth $44.3 million to equip U.S. Air Force F-16s with its Terma 3D-Audio system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
DARPA, in association with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), completed a 11-day flight test with BAE Systems' newly developed semi-autonomous software that allows better management and control of air-to-air and air-to-ground combat in contested environments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
France's DGA (Direction générale de l'armement, the government agency tasked with procuring weapons systems) awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
Prairie Capital Advisors recently acted as financial advisor to JBK Manufacturing and Development Co. in the sale of the company to an employee stock ownership plan.
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Lockheed Martin officials selected BAE Systems to modernize head-up displays (HUD) on F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, replacing the fleet's analog system with advanced digital technology.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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