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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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Warfighters on missions and Uber passengers hitching rides will soon have something in common - both getting done thanks to what are essentially unmanned, flying cars. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and transportation company Uber...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MATTHEW MISHRIKEY, TE CONNECTIVITY
 
In a few milliseconds, electrical arcing in aircraft wiring can release thousands of joules of energy. This is enough to ignite wire insulation, pierce hydraulic lines, and compromise critical flight-control subsystems.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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JASON DICKSTEIN, AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
A friend sent me an email asking about incidents and accidents occasioned by turbulence. The member found it odd that turbulence (an every-day industry occurrence) would yield an incident or accident report.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great River Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
U.S. Air Force officials selected Boeing to deliver its MH-139 helicopter and related support to replace the UH-1N "Huey" helicopters. The first operational helicopter delivery is expected in Fiscal Year 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
U.S. Air Force (USAF) officials designated the GOLauncher1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. is developing the vehicle under an Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division contract.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Raytheon officials selected EMCORE Corp. to deliver high-performance Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) modules for use in airborne optical targeting systems. The four-year contract is worth approximately over $18 million.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercury Systems
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Leonardo DRS will develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft under a contract awarded by The Boeing Company.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
Gulfstream Aerospace has acquired The NORDAM Group manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Gulfstream had been operating the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based line since early September as part of an agreement with NORDAM to address its July bankruptcy filing. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR 
 
Lockheed Martin officials selected Cubic Global Defense -- a Cubic Corp. business unit -- to deliver its Air Combat Training System (ACTS) for the F-35 Lightning II. Cubic is scheduled to deliver more than 500 F-35 Training Subsystems over the next four years as part of Lockheed Martin's F-35 production Lots 12-14.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerospace Tech Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Michèle Hizon, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency Principal Director for Security Assistance, and Barbara Visser, State Secretary of Defense for the Netherlands, have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the modernization of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache combat helicopters...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) -- in cooperation with the U.S. Army -- recently completed Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOTandE) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Testing began in early June 2018 and spanned 644 flight hours during the testing period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
The University of Dayton Research Institute recently conducted experiments to determine what might happen if a drone impacted an aircraft. The research institute developed a test they set up to simulate a midair collision at 238 mph. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
U.S. Air Force officials selected a Boeing-led team for the T-X training aircraft program. The contract is worth up to $9.2 billion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
United Rotorcraft has received a contract from Los Angeles County Fire Department's Air Operations (LACoFD Air Ops) to complete their fourth FIREHAWK helicopter. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for the production and delivery of 141 F-35 aircraft for $11.5 billion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RAY ALDERMAN, VITA STANDARDS ORGANIZATION
 
Helicopters will have a role in the kill web as they have in the kill chain dating back to their first uses in warfare. Starting with the Korean War, and later in Vietnam, the helicopter became the cavalry. Anyone serving in the Army during the 1960s and 1970s knows about the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ELMA ELECTRONIC
 
Electrical interfaces and connectors today face signal integrity challenges which weren't a real concern 10 to 15 years ago. This is especially true for military systems such as radar, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence (SIGINT) that continue to grow in complexity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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