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SpeedNews Defense & Space 
SAAB is partnering with VRICON on new 3D global terrain and elevation database for aircraft.
Japanese eVTOL Developer Gets Funding Boost 
Japanese startup SkyDrive has raised $14 million to advance development of its fly/drive electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense 
This week sees the International Astronautical Congress get underway in Washington.
SpeedNews Defense & Space 
MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES completed System Requirements Review for NASA’s lunar Gateway Power and Propulsion Element.
Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of October 15-October 18, 2019 
Endeavor Robotics Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $25,500,000 modification to contract W56HZV-19-D-0031 to procure reset, sustain, maintain and recap parts for Robot Logistics Support Center technicians.
Sandel Avionics Names New CEO, Engineering Head 
Sandel Avionics announced Oct. 18 that its board has appointed CFO Steve Jackson as its new president and CEO.
SpeedNews Defense & Space 
GERMAN ARMY has grounded NH90 helicopters until they undergo tail rotor blade inspections.
SpeedNews Defense & Space 
THALES ALENIA SPACE began construction of expanded satellite clean room in Spain, adding 600 sq. m to 2,000-sq.-m facility.
Textron Aviation Revenue $1.2B For Q3 
Textron Aviation posted third-quarter revenue of $1.2 billion.
Kyle Ferguson has been appointed Signum Aviation’s director of operations for North America. Ferguson joins the company from Avianis Systems. He previously held positions at NBAA, ARINC and Honeywell.
NBAA Coverage 
Aviation Week Network, The Weekly of Business Aviation and Business & Commercial Aviation will bring you full coverage of the 2019 National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Upcoming Events 
Oct. 22-23—Aviation Week Defense Chain Conference, The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia, www.speednews.com/conferences
Airworthiness Directives 
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport airplanes
SpeedNews Defense & Space 
SIKORSKY has $7.9m U.S. Navy contract for 36 improved nacelle production kits for CH-53Es.
NRO Takes Over Planet Imagery Subscription From NGA 
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has taken over commercial remote sensing provider Planet’s subscription service from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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