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08 Aug 19. Cubic Announces European Compliant Tactical Data Solution with DTECH M3-SE-CE-SKIT. Cubic Mission Solutions’ new offering delivers powerful computer processing and communication capabilities for European and international defense customers.
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division launched a highly rugged, small form factor data solution for the European and International tactical markets that is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and certified to European Conformity (CE), DEF-STD 5911 Land Class D, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G standards. The M3-SE-CE-SKIT is designed to provide the perfect balance of computer performance, Cisco networking and battery power in a compact, easily transportable solution.
The high-performance system allows organizations to extend their enterprise to the tactical edge, creating powerful and extremely mobile data centers in the most hostile environments.
“The introduction of the M3-SE-CE-SKIT furthers our global commitment to provide the very best in tactical edge computing and network technologies, allowing our customers to create a scalable and rapidly deployable hyper-enabled environment anywhere in the world,” said Mike Barthlow, senior vice president and general manager of Rugged Internet of Things, Cubic Mission Solutions.
Configuring the system for deployment is quick and easy with Cubic’s supplied DTECH DVICE software. A customer-defined configuration including switching, routing, vSAN, operating systems and much more can be built in hours. Trusted and used by customers around the world, DVICE increases configuration accuracy, improves build consistency and maintains security integrity through its advanced build automation features. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
08 Aug 19. BAE Systems exploits synergies between Typhoon and Tempest. Key Points:
- Technology insertions in the Typhoon programme are setting out a path to the kind of capabilities that could be used by a future Tempest next-generation aircraft
- Similarly, some future production technologies that will play into Tempest are already being exploited by the Typhoon programme
BAE Systems is exploiting synergies between its spiral development of the Eurofighter Typhoon and its initial studies as part of Team Tempest: the UK initiative to develop a next-generation combat air capability. At a media facility at its site in Warton, Lancashire, on 7 August the company outlined some of the main technologies it is pursuing and how they play into both projects. (Source: News Now/IHS Jane’s)
07 Aug 19. Phantom 4 UAS using Correlator3D software. SimActive’s Correlator3D is being used in Japan for mapping projects on the DJI Phantom 4quadcopter UAS, the company announced on 6 August. The equipment is being to validate the accuracy of the UAS for survey operations. A full-scale validation was carried out in the mountains near Hiroshima with a unit flown by SimActive Japanese partner Mirukuru and customer Ace-1.
According to the company, the area was surveyed by two independent flights at different altitude to assess consistency using Correlator3D’s change detection module. The analysis was simple to achieve, and 3D profiles showed no bias and very limited noise.
The Correlator3D software is an end-to-end photogrammetry solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from satellite and aerial imagery, including UAS. The software performs aerial triangulation and produces dense digital surface models, digital terrain models, point clouds, orthomosaics, 3D models and vectorized 3D features. Powered by GPU technology and multi-core CPUs, Correlator3D offers advanced processing speed to support rapid production of large datasets.
Shinji Inaba, technical manager at Mirukuru, said: ‘Considering that the data were acquired and processed directly in the field in a record time, the level of detail that are visible and measurable in Correlator3D is stunning. We had independently set up five check points and the residuals are consistently in the 5cm-range, both horizontal and vertical.’ (Source: Shephard)
07 Aug 19. CRFS: At Home on the (Test) Range. CRFS delivers spectrum automation for military bases and test ranges. CRFS, a global leader in RF spectrum monitoring, management and geolocation solutions, today announces the launch of its automated spectrum monitoring tool set, RFeye Mission. With an initial focus on military installations and developmental test ranges, RFeye Mission is designed to automate many of the manual spectrum monitoring tasks to enable even RF non-experts to gain actionable intelligence from the spectrum.
“Not everyone wants to view (or understands) spectrum data,” said Eric Famanas, CRFS Product Lead. “RFeye Mission’s user-friendly interface and simple visualization tools allow non-experts and experts alike to perform a suite of tightly integrated spectrum monitoring activities, making sure they never miss a signal.”
Taking spectrum data from the CRFS intelligent RF sensor Nodes, RFeye Mission enables a single operator to quickly and remotely set up and execute spectrum monitoring schedules. When an event is due to take place, RFeye Mission automatically monitors the RF spectrum, up to 18 GHz, sending automated alerts if a condition is breached, providing data on the frequency, power, timing and geolocation of key signals or interference sources. The system can also automatically generate reports on specific tests or more general spectrum usage, ensuring the correct data is quickly collected and reported.
“On many military test ranges or bases, an operator has to actively monitor RF activity,” said Famanas. “However, operators need to eat and rest. They get sick. They take vacations. They juggle other responsibilities. RFeye Mission fills in the gaps, automatically.”
RFeye Mission’s sensor Nodes can monitor an entire range and the surrounding area, 24/7. Mission operates remotely, minimizing the need to transport equipment to distant parts of the range. It monitors an unlimited number of emitters in real time, allowing spectrum managers to focus on the most important tasks while Mission does the hard lifting.
Many US military test ranges use frequency deconfliction schedules, such as the Integrated Frequency Deconfliction System (IFDS). RFeye Mission allows for direct import of these schedules to automatically generate associated monitoring tasks and highlight any potential scheduling conflicts in advance.
By automating spectrum monitoring tasks with RFeye Mission, military spectrum managers can ensure the correct data is being recorded and also safeguard against unauthorized transmissions automatically. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
07 Aug 19. Wearable ID to give soldiers access to networks downrange, do more than smartcards. The way civilians can wave their smartwatch at a Starbucks to pay for a latte is how the Army thinks wearable tech might soon be used to access secure networks in tactical field environments. It’s like a wearable Common Access Card, but with more features.
The wearable identity authentication and authorization technologies being built at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland are expected to allow soldiers to use secure networks while on the move and in contested, threat-based environments, according to an Army release.
The tech that the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command is working on will give soldiers access to all of the crucial data needed to conduct high-tech, high-end warfare that top Pentagon officials expect to be at the center of a potential near-peer fight.
CCDC’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Center is designing the “wearable identity tokens,” according to the release.
The devices are wireless, lightweight, flexible and rugged and can fit inside a soldier’s pocket, attached to a sleeve or placed in a wristband to wear like a smartwatch.
The soldier would just get near the system that they need to use and the system would automatically recognize them by the token and prompt the soldier to enter a personal identification number or even use another biometric, such as a fingerprint or eye scan, as second authentication.
Once the soldier walks away, they’re automatically logged out of the system.
This is once piece of the larger project that the Army is pursuing — a simpler, intuitive tactical network, according to the release.
Access to that network and associated work are aimed at helping modernize the Army’s networks and inform decision makers on the challenges developers face while building the new systems, said Brian Dempsey, Tactical Network Protection chief for the C5ISR Center’s Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate.
Features of the new devices might seem familiar, if a soldier thinks about different systems, said Ogedi Okwudishu, project lead for the Tactical Identity and Access Managementprogram.
That’s because they combine the existing CAC card, which has been in use since 2001, with advances in commercial wireless payment. Think Apple Pay at Starbucks.
“We want to be able to research, test, proof the concepts and integrate emerging IT capabilities from industry as they become available. There’s no point re-inventing the wheel,” Okwudishu said.
The tokens also allow for tactical platforms to avoid expensive retrofitting to read new ID technologies, Okwudishu said.
And beyond ease of use, developers see potential to expand the device with future software upgrades.
“Soldiers should not have to take out a smartcard, insert it into a card reader and then remember to remove the card from the reader when they are done,” said Okwudishu. “Contactless identity tokens are not only easy to use, they provide a significant cost savings for the Army. You can continue to add authentication capabilities without needing to redesign, or deploy new, tactical hardware to every laptop, server, handheld device or weapon system in the field.”
The TIDAM program began in 2017 and developers are also using the device to work alongside research on the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, that will transition wearable technologies to Program Executive Office-Soldier. One step closer to getting the tech into formations.
As that effort moves forward, the TIDAM researchers are developing software for the wearable tech that can be used at the brigade and below level.
“Nobody has done anything like this yet. If done properly, it will make the authentication process a lot easier and a lot faster,” said Sgt. 1st Class David Worthington, senior enlisted adviser for the C5ISR Center. “More important, it provides more reciprocity at the tactical level for log-ins, so you can track what people are doing on the network.” (Source: Army Times)
07 Aug 19. For about two decades, the Air Force has fielded both the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II — both billed as technical marvels. But what’s next for the Air Force? Developing what officials call next-generation air dominance likely won’t require a new aircraft at all, Air Force leaders have said. The United States is facing an increasingly competitive global security environment, Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael A. Fantini, director of the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability said today at a Mitchell Institute-sponsored panel discussion on next-generation air superiority in Arlington, Virginia.
Nevertheless, he said, the U.S. military will need to continue to execute its core missions of homeland defense and nuclear deterrence. It also will need to be able to defeat a peer adversary while holding another at bay while continuing to engage in countering the violent extremist challenge.
“We will not be able to accomplish that without the ability to continue to control the skies,” Fantini said.
The Air Force’s next-generation air dominance program is meant to help it maintain control of the skies — and that doesn’t necessarily mean a new fighter jet, said Air Force Maj. Gen. David A. Krumm, director for Air Force Global Power Programs.
“It is not a thing. It is not a platform,” he said. “The next generation of air superiority is a network-connected family of systems that works together to get after the things we need to get after for our nation to ensure air superiority. It’s not one thing; it’s a multitude of things.”
Next-generation air dominance involves ensuring that everything can share data with everything else, across services and across domains, including air, land, sea, space and cyberspace, Krumm said. “All of that connected is what we want it to be,” he added.
And it takes into account the incredible pace of technology advancement as well, he said, noting that it will be constantly evolving and constantly changing. The Air Force will look for capabilities that are rapidly upgradable and modular in nature, Krumm said. (Source: US DoD)
06 Aug 19. Teledyne LeCroy Announces First-to-Market Protocol Analyzer for Testing PAM4-based Network and Cloud Storage Products. SierraNet M648 Provides High-Speed PAM4 50Gb Ethernet and 64Gb Fibre Channel Protocol Analysis and Traffic Impairment System. Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions and a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), has announced the SierraNet M648 protocol analysis and traffic impairment system, the first-to-market protocol analyzer for 4 level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM4) 50G Ethernet and 64G Fibre Channel interconnections. The SierraNet M648 includes a traffic impairment system that precisely introduces timing or syntax errors into network and cloud communication, allowing developers to pretest errors and debug products prior to launch.
Data in the cloud and in data centers are moving in increasing magnitude and at unprecedented speeds. As a result, capturing data is becoming more difficult for network and storage companies, which need solutions to test devices at the highest possible rates. The SierraNet M648 allows companies to test new storage products across the widest possible range of configurations and speeds over both Fibre channels and Ethernet.
“The success of new Fibre Channel technologies, and the deployment of specification compliant products, relies on the ability of the test and measurement community to provide appropriate tools and services across the ecosystem,” said Chris Lyon, Fibre Channel Industry Association Chairman. “We are pleased to know companies such as Teledyne LeCroy are continuing their commitment to the global marketplace and supporting 64Gb Fibre Channel fabrics and applications.”
“As the first-ever protocol analysis and traffic impairment system to test products at PAM4 50Gb Ethernet and 64Gb Fibre channel speeds, the SierraNet M648 is a major breakthrough for designers and integrators of network and cloud systems,” said Michael Romm, General Manager for Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Solutions Group. “Storage devices are communicating at unprecedented speeds, and the SierraNet M648 enables engineers to test products at the highest rates possible and avoid corrupted or lost data. The Sierra M648 is another milestone for Teledyne LeCroy as we continue our industry leadership in protocol analysis.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
06 Aug 19. NIOA launches future technologies division. NIOA has announced the establishment of a new division with a focus on disruptive technology in the defence sector.
Managing director Robert Nioa made the announcement, saying, “The establishment of the division is aimed at exploring globally disruptive technology in the defence sector, fostering innovation of existing technology, exploring futuristic development and supporting the company’s strategic growth through unique partnerships and co-development opportunities.”
The NIOA future technologies division will be located at the company’s Brisbane headquarters, leveraging infrastructure and personnel throughout various NIOA locations in Australia and overseas.
These include the Australian government-owned Benalla Munitions plant, Canberra, Melbourne and the recently announced US office.
Newly appointed chief technology officer, Peggy MacTavish, will lead the future technologies division.
MacTavish has “proven global experience in bringing about transformative change to industry and military alike” and currently sits on various Australian and International boards, such as:
- The Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada NSERC Chairman/Technical Reviewer;
- Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation – Reviewer; and
- Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS), Executive Board Member. (Source: Defence Connect)
05 Aug 19. Supercomputers will start building a 3-D map of the world. One of the United States’ top intelligence agencies wants to develop a publicly available, 3-D map of the globe.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is teaming up with the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University to produce digital elevation models of the world through a project called EarthDEM. By feeding satellite images of an area from different angles into the Blue Waters supercomputer, the team will be able to create 3-D models of the terrain. Blue Waters is one of the most powerful and fastest supercomputers in the world, capable of performing more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second.
While the NGA is charged with producing geospatial intelligence and maps for other intelligence agencies, war fighters and policymakers, it also provides publicly accessible mapping data for navigation or disaster relief efforts. According to Chuck Crittenden, a NGA applied scientist, the EarthDEM partnership will help the NGA modernize the the methods it uses to produce geospatial intelligence and how it approaches large compute problem sets.
“We are excited to expand on some of our existing partnerships with academia,” said Crittenden. “These partners have helped build custom high-resolution elevation models such as ArcticDEM and [Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica] and are working together on broadening that in both scope and quality to the rest of the planet with EarthDEM and the Arctic GeoData Cooperative.”
The agency is providing an initial $11.1m through the National Science Foundation to fund the EarthDEM Project for one year.
The project comes a couple years after the completion of ArcticDEM, a similar collaboration between the NGA and university researchers that produced digital elevation models of earth’s Arctic regions using the Blue Waters supercomputer. The two-year Arctic DEM Project produced 3-D representation of the entire arctic land surface, which includes everything north of 60 degrees, as well as all of Greenland, the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia and the state of Alaska.
Scientists were able to develop the mapping data using high resolution imagery licensed from DigitalGlobe, a commercial company with five imaging satellites in orbit, through the intelligence community’s NextView contract. By feeding overlapping images from different angles into the Blue Waters supercomputer, researchers were able to create accurate 3-D strips of the terrain that can be pieced together to create a map of the Arctic. About 187,000 images were fed into Blue Waters to develop the Arctic digital elevation models. Following the complete mapping of the Arctic in 2017, Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota also collaborated to develop the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA).
The ArcticDEM project has helped scientists track changes to the Arctic landscape, allowing scientists to detect deforestation, ice cap collapse and more. Data from the project is available publicly online. The EarthDEM Project will take that model and expand it across the globe, using the same technique and the Blue Waters supercomputer.
“ArcticDEM and REMA really showed what’s possible, taking the poles from the worst to the best mapped regions of Earth,” said Ian Howat, Director of Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. “With EarthDEM, we will take this transformative new capability to where most of us live, to cities and coastlines, that will directly impact their lives.”
Paul Morin, a principal investigator for EarthDEM, said that the new project will also rely solely on DigitalGlobe images to produce the projects, however, it will need more computing power to deal with the increased scale of the endeavor. According to Morin, while the universities have been allotted most of Blue Waters’ capacity for the year, they will also use two other supercomputers to process imagery data. The team is working to determine how long the project will take to complete, Morin added. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
05 Aug 19. Data could soon empower Marines at the edge like never before. Three-star generals sitting in a command post are empowered by vast amounts of data, and Marines in the trenches far from static outposts could soon benefit from that same amount of access, according to one official.
“The days of having this big COP, this common operational picture, at only one location and trying to push some information out … are really coming to an end,” Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, deputy commander of the Marine Corps Combat Capability Development Command, told reporters during a media roundtable Aug. 1.
Wise was discussing technologies tested as part of a recent Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) that took place at Camp Lejeune. The purpose of these exercises are to identify capability gaps and better inform requirements for future fights.
“As we look at that future fight in, say, the 2030 timeframe and beyond, we’re looking at that place where we need to be at some point and the capabilities we need to have,” Wise said.
Part of that future fight involves taking advantage of communications technologies to provide Marines at the lowest levels unprecedented levels of situational awareness (similar to an issue the Army has addressed).
“On the maneuver side, the enabling capabilities like some of the [command and control] systems out there that allow you to push information in really detailed formats to the end user … All of a sudden that guy has got the same situational awareness that the three-star general has at the [Marine Expeditionary Force] headquarters,” Wise said. “You’re able to make decisions much, much faster because everyone has a fairly good picture of what’s going on.”
Wise said that this data revolution could lead to major changes in mission command as well. It used to be, he said, that it was hard to give authorities down to the lowest echelons because those Marines might not know everything that’s happening. However, with a heightened situational awareness, the Marine is now empowered to make certain decisions, and “that’s the part that really gets exciting,” Wise said.
Wise also addressed the nature of mesh network technology today and how that can create significant advantages for forces, especially in denied environments.
“This is not necessarily new technology, it’s just evolving in application, when you start talking about mesh network capability and the fact that you’re putting essentially users become repeaters,” he said. “There was a lot of that technology out there where I’m not really relying on a satellite at all for some of that because I become the satellite and so does the next guy to me or a guy a ridgeline away or a UAV or a balloon or you name it.”
These mesh technologies become communications bubbles, Wise added, noting that they also increase situational awareness. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
31 Jul 19. European Skyopener project demonstrates benefits of multi-frequency satellite signals for safe RPAS operations. The Skyopener project to pave the way towards increased use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in civil applications achieved positive results during a recent test using multi-frequency satellite signals according to the project financier, the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Regulation regarding RPAS use in civil airspace does not yet allow Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, and remotely piloted aircraft are currently not allowed to fly in non-segregated civil airspace or widely used for civil and commercial applications. The Skyopener project is developing operational processes designed to reduce all categories of risks associated with RPAS and allow an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to manage very low level RPAS operations. EGNOS and Galileo satellite services will play a central role in these processes by delivering improved integrity and positioning accuracy.
GSA reports gains in terms of availability, accuracy and robustness against interference with the use of GPS and Galileo in L1/E1 and L5/E5 multi-frequency combinations as interference in one frequency band had no effect on a second band. In addition, EGNOS helped to meet requirements for robust navigation, continuity, accuracy and availability, and was complemented by Galileo’s multi-constellation capacity and integration with other sensors such as inertial or vision sensors.
The Boreal drone used in the project is a fixed wing system that operates over a long range (over 100 km) in BVLOS, with EGNOS and Galileo enhancing navigation by improving positioning integrity and accuracy. In addition the RPAS is equipped with a newly developed Communication and Navigation Surveillance (CNS), which combines use of GNSS, SatCom and special security measures.
GNSS technologies are essential for RPAS. The primary need is for navigation, since the RPAS use GNSS waypoints to follow the trajectory defined in their mission. However, GNSS also addresses other key needs, such as ‘geofencing’ to ensure that the RPAS keep within the mission parameters (‘fences’), and surveillance to enable adequate tracking by the operator and civil aviation authority.
GNSS also enables high-accuracy and, ultimately, automated landing and the geo-referencing of collected data. These benefits will increase in the future, with the Galileo authentication service reducing the risk of threats, and PPP data correction on E6 providing better geo-referencing.
Skyopener is contributing to the roadmap for the integration of civil RPAS into non-segregated airspace. (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
05 Aug 19. DefendTex receives $2m government investment. The federal government has announced a $2m investment into Melbourne-based company DefendTex for the continued development of cutting-edge technologies.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price and senator David Van made the announcement after visiting DefendTex’s Melbourne headquarters, in which they toured the facility and learned more about their current projects with Defence. The $2m investment will be used to help DefendTex develop rocket propelled grenade technology for the Australian Defence Force. The grant was given through the Defence Innovation Hub.
Minister Price said the Morrison government is delivering for small business, opening up more opportunities and creating more jobs in the Australian defence industry.
“The Morrison government is on the side of Australian workers in the defence industry,” Minister Price said.
“Small business is the backbone of the Australian economy and the Defence Innovation Hub is just one avenue for these businesses to succeed in our defence industry.”
Senator Van said DefendTex represented another outstanding success for a Victorian defence business, and highlighted the developing strength of Australia’s sovereign capabilty.
“DefendTex is an excellent example of how Victorian businesses are able to contribute to the broader research and development picture of our defence industry,” he said.
“I encourage Victorian manufacturers to look at the example set by DefendTex and work with us to support our service men and women through their research and development.”
DefendTex is an Australian owned and operated defence technology company based in Melbourne, with offices in Australia, the UK and US. (Source: Defence Connect)
22 Jul 19. Barrett launches new tracking capability. Barrett Communications launches the 4077 HF Map & Track system. This solution provides a fully automated, scalable and independent situational awareness system for commercial, non-government and government agencies alike. This HF tracking solution is independent of infrastructure, has no ongoing costs of operation and offers greater data security through encrypted transmissions to all locations and weather conditions.
Barrett’s CEO, Mr Andrew Burt, commented “This product has been designed for enhanced reliability and asset monitoring whilst being intuitive to use. No operator training is required as it is fully automated. A unique aspect to this system is that all maps are open source and downloadable, ensuring system operability even in locations where internet access is unreliable or restricted.”
01 Aug 19. Aitech introduces C875 single-board computer to counter cyber threats. US-based defence electronics company Aitech has introduced its C875 single-board computer (SBC) that is designed to provide a ruggedised and secure main mission computer for various military platforms. Doug Patterson, the company’s vice-president of global marketing, told Jane’s, “Our customers are looking at the Internet of Things and want to connect main combat platforms on the cloud.” This opens those platforms to cyber security threats, he said. Still, “networking platforms through the internet or similar resources provides a number of benefits”, Patterson expanded, “including improved communications between different nations and the ability to conduct communications across a swarm of networked vehicles”. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
01 Aug 19. US Navy seeks quick combat systems upgrades to counter new threats. The US Navy (USN) is looking to tap technological advancements like the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system – supported Common Source Library (CSL) to develop quicker responses to emerging surface sea threats like unmanned systems, Christian Minster, company programme director for Surface Navy Integration Systems, told Jane’s.
“As we see changes to the threats base – things like drones and UAVs – we’ve been working in Aegis to implement new capabilities to address in the systems installed already,” Minster said. “There could be software upgrades to change the way combat systems react and response to UAVs for which it may never have been programmed.” (Source: IHS Jane’s)
02 Aug 19. US Army hunting for new technologies for an innovation day. The US Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) is on the hunt for an array of emerging technologies, including surveillance drones and systems that can down them, and is calling on industry to pitch their ideas for an upcoming innovation day.
In a late-July notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service announced it would hold its first RCCTO ‘innovation day’ on 17 September to “quickly target and acquire promising new technology”.
“We face an ever more lethal and disruptive battlefield, combined across all domains, and conducted at increasing speed and reach-from close combat, throughout overseas theaters, and reaching to our homeland, which requires us to quickly acquire innovative capabilities to prototype and to deliver to the warfighter,” the army wrote. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
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