Crane Aerospace & Electronics' circuit cards adopted for unmanned aerial vehicle flight controls

REDMOND, Wash., 10 March 2007. Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., will manufacture Athena Technologies' Micro GuideStar Main Board Assembly, for installation into its Micro GuideStar unit. Crane has been contracted to deliver prototype and production circuit card assemblies (CCAs), with production delivery requirements beginning this month.

Mar 11th, 2007

REDMOND, Wash., 10 March 2007.Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., will manufacture Athena Technologies' Micro GuideStar Main Board Assembly, for installation into its Micro GuideStar unit. Crane has been contracted to deliver prototype and production circuit card assemblies (CCAs), with production delivery requirements beginning this month.

Crane provides electronic manufacturing solutions (high mix, low/medium volume) for circuit cards (through-hole and SMT), box build and cables/harnesses, in its Albuquerque, N.M., facility.

"The Micro GuideStar is an advanced integrated sensor suite that offers INS/GPS navigation, with the option of hosting flight control software in a 'plug-and-play' installation," Dr. David Vos, Athena's CEO and CTO, explains. "Its integrated, compact, and robust packaging provides optimum performance and value, ensuring a lower overall lifecycle cost for manned or unmanned vehicle programs."

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