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7/30/2021

Alaska Airlines plans to deploy an artificial intelligence system to plan flight routes for aircraft across its US operations. "This is as game changing for aviation as Google Maps and Waze has been for driving," said Pasha Saleh, Alaska's director of flight operations.

7/30/2021

John Deere started outfitting its agricultural equipment with internet of things technology a decade ago, said Deanna Kovar, vice president of production and precision ag production systems. "There are items around data privacy, user experience, automation and autonomy where agriculture is in a unique seat to be able to provide insights to other industries about how we're implementing technology at scale," said Kovar.

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7/30/2021

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7/30/2021

Recurrent founder Scott Case is working to give the power of information back to the consumer! On SAE Tomorrow Today, we discussed the used EV market and Recurrent's battery reports that are helping people buy and sell with confidence.

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7/30/2021

President Joe Biden has reportedly selected AIA's Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Alex Wagner as Biden's nominee for the post of US Air Force secretary of manpower and reserve affairs.

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7/30/2021

The defense industry and military leaders are increasingly looking toward environmentally sustainable practices while the US and NATO make addressing climate change a priority. "We've got this unique situation right now. We've got national leaders focused on this, and the technology is maturing very quickly," says Jim Miller of BAE Systems.

7/30/2021

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has issued a $482.89 million contract modification to Raytheon for the production of AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles. Foreign recipients of these missiles include Canada, Hungary, Netherlands, Qatar and South Korea.

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7/30/2021

The UK Ministry of Defense has signed a $349 million contract with BAE Systems to develop and design the Tempest fighter aircraft, also known as the Future Combat Air System. "Boosting our already world-leading air industry, the contract will sustain thousands of jobs across [Britain] and will ensure that [Britain] remains at the top table when it comes to combat air," said UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.

7/30/2021

The US Air Force has awarded a $301.37 million task order to DynCorp International for the maintenance support services covering T-1A Jayhawk, T-6A Texan II and T-38C Talon training aircraft at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

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7/30/2021

Collins Aerospace's TransAction software will enable integration of International Air Transport Association's Travel Pass data with airline passenger management systems. "With the use of Collins Aerospace's technology, Travel Pass will verify the secure flow of necessary information to give governments the confidence to reopen their borders," said LeAnn Ridgeway of Collins Aerospace.