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AE Industrial Partners Affiliate Acquires 2 Million Sq.-Ft. Industrial Facility in Northwest Alabama

February 1, 2024
AEI hopes the manufacturing plant will serve as an aerospace center of excellence and anchor for industry innovation.
By AE Industrial Partners LP Press Release
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Paso del Norte Engine Receives $15 Million NSF Engines Award

January 29, 2024
The Paso del Norte Engine is one of 10 awardees announced today.
By Cameron Kerkau Associate Editor, SME Media

Missile Defense Agency Intercepts Ballistic Missile in Early Tests

December 11, 2023
The Boeing-led team says the test demonstrates the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system's enhanced capability to defend the nation.
By Boeing Co. Press Release
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Teal Group Predicts Worldwide Drone Spending of $150 Billion Over the Next Decade

December 6, 2023
Commercial use will drive the drone market as major corporations are best positioned to take advantage, according to the Teal Group’s latest report.
By Cameron Kerkau Associate Editor, SME Media
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VTT and Lockheed Martin to Develop Signals Intelligence Technologies

November 22, 2023
Finland-based VTT and Lockheed Martin will develop signals intelligence technologies benefiting the global defense industry.
By VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Press Release
Built in collaboration with Boeing, the V-22 Osprey has advanced capabilities that make it a unique member of the military aviation world.

Formula to FARA

November 20, 2023
Fast bikes, fast cars and very fast aircraft—Justin Rivera likes them all, and he sees additive manufacturing as the path to make them even faster
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By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Next-Gen Continuous Fiber Tech

    October 2, 2023
    Northrop Grumman's SCRAM system revolutionizes additive manufacturing with integrated continuous carbon fiber for aerospace and defense. It offers cost-effective build-on-demand capabilities, streamlines certification processes, and enhances agility in responding to evolving customer needs.
    By David Ivankovich - Senior Staff Engineer, Advanced Mfg. Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Eric Barnes - Technical Fellow, Advanced/Additive Mfg., Northrop Grumman, Sung Park - Staff Engineer, Advanced Materials & Processes, Northrop Grumman
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    An Oxygen Origin Story

    September 29, 2023
    Explore the daunting challenges of a future Mars mission, as former astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman sheds light on the technical, health, and resource hurdles. Discover the vital role of MOXIE in producing oxygen on Mars, and learn how lunar expeditions could pave the way for interplanetary travel.
    By Steve Plumb - Senior Editor, SME Media
  • Expert Opinion

    AI-Enabled Supply Chain Optimization

    September 22, 2023
    Discover how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing supply chain management by predicting disruptions, optimizing just-in-time inventory, and enhancing supply chain resilience. Explore the power of neural networks and data analytics in mitigating supply chain challenges and ensuring uninterrupted production in complex manufacturing processes.
    By George "Nick" Bullen - Aerospace Consultant, Author and Certified Instructor, SME Fellow

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