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October 16, 2012

40 under Forty

UNMANNED SEA SYSTEMS

Row, Row, Roboboat

ACTIVE PROTECTION

In Harm’s Way

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40 under Forty

Washington Phoenix In an industry packed with talent, there are some individuals who rise to the top—a rare few who possess an exceptional combination of great leadership skills, technical prowess and business acumen, along with a firm conviction that “good enough” is never good enough.

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UNMANNED SEA SYSTEMS

Row, Row, Roboboat

U.S. lags in unmanned sea systems

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ACTIVE PROTECTION

In Harm’s Way

A decade of war fosters radical advances in armor

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

Sixth Sense

Pressure mounts as France, Germany and Italy dispute fate of next-generation launcher

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Tech Scan

Paging Dr. Robot

Berlin Combat medicine has traditionally focused on stabilization and transport, to get casualties back to a treatment center. However, a group of European researchers, universities and technology companies are developing systems and imaging equipment to move the way forward in robotic and remote surgeries—complex automated and machine-assisted operations that could deliver the surgeon’s skills closer to the battlefield.

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ROTORCRAFT

Civil Uplift

Resurgent commercial sales help helicopter manufacturers offset military slowdown

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Leveling Off

After the failed EADS/BAE Systems merger, the aerospace industry’s structure looks settled

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

Demographic Countdown

Mitsubishi says developing space launcher replacements in Japan will only become harder

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

Tough Luck

SpaceX’s first commercial resupply mission is a win for ISS partners but a loss for Orbcomm

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AIR TRANSPORT

Family Fortunes

Technology insertion spreads continuous improvement to all in-service Trent models

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