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TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, announced it has been awarded a contract from BAE Systems for the design, development and qualification of a DC-DC Converter to support project Tempest. Harnessing TT’s extensive engineering capabilities, this unit will be used within the Flight Control System (FCS) to deliver power conversion functionality to a number of elements within the FCS.
Team Tempest is composed of industry partners including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Leonardo and MBDA, and is tasked with delivering world firsts in advanced technical capabilities. Along with the RAF's Rapid Capabilities Office and the UK Ministry of Defence, this industry group is working to introduce the Tempest combat aircraft into service by 2035, replacing the existing Typhoon.
"BAE Systems are one of the most recognised names in the global defence industry and play a leading role in many of the world's most advanced military platforms,” said Ben Fox, Business Development Director, Power Solutions, TT Electronics. “Our initial project is to supply the company’s facility in Warton in support of Team Tempest. This exciting collaboration with BAE Systems provides an excellent opportunity to support our fellow industry partners, proudly working to revolutionise the development of combat air systems.”
Julia Gumminger, IPC
IPC APEX EXPO 2023 will offer a refreshed Professional Development Course program. This year’s conference includes something for everyone, including informative courses catering to technical managers ready to level up their careers. Thirty-six courses will be offered on Sunday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 23. Attendees will find both updated content from veteran instructors and innovative courses from new instructors.
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Standards committee work is where much of the heavy lifting takes place for industry standards. To the inexperienced eye, the committee process can also seem as perplexing as it is crucial. In this conversation, Teresa Rowe, IPC’s senior director of assembly and standards technology, highlights what to expect from standards committee sessions at IPC APEX EXPO 2023. New committees, revisions, leadership, awards, and thoughtful pauses to celebrate achieving milestones are all part of the IPC APEX EXPO standards committee experience.
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