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Report: Aircraft Demand, UAV Adoption to Drive Aerospace 3D Printing Market’s Growth Through 2027

3D printing

A new Research and Markets forecast says increasing demand for new aircraft and use of unmanned aerial vehicles worldwide will be among the factors that will drive 3D printing growth in the aerospace sector over the next seven years. The global market for aerospace 3D printers reached a value of $1.12B last year and is projected to experience a 25.3 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $6.81B by 2027.

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ALS, Firefly Aerospace Ink Contract for Four Alpha Rocket Launches

Firefly Alpha rocket

Adaptive Launch Solutions, a satellite integrator and multi-manifest hardware provider, has agreed to conduct launch services with Firefly Aerospace's launch vehicle in response to small satellite demands from government operators and commercial owners. Firefly said Wednesday its Alpha rocket will be used in four ALS-led smallsat launches starting 2021 under a multi-year agreement.

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Kratos to Conduct Assessments for DOD Cybersecurity Certification Program

Kratos

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has been named a certified third-party assessment organization by the accreditation body of the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program to help determine defense contractors' compliance with the new security standards. The CMMC Accreditation Body authorized Kratos to assess whether companies observe security practices that follow DOD's industrial cybersecurity requirements, Kratos said Wednesday.

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FCC Launches Solicitation for Robotic Process Automation Platform, Services

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission seeks technology and related services to automate repetitive tasks and reduce manual work within the Universal Service Administrative Company, an FCC-supported nonprofit. FCC said Wednesday in a SAM notice it requires robotic process automation services and tool to help USAC meet strategic goals, streamline workflows, lessen operational risk, transition from manual transactional processing and enhance functionality for users.

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BMC-Made Cloud Software Certified for Provisional Use on Defense IT Systems

BMC

Autonomous software provider BMC has received a new provisional authorization to provide cloud service products to the Department of Defense in support of its information technology service management modernization. BMC said Monday it received the Defense Information Systems Agency's Impact Level 4 PA for the company's Helix ITSM product designed to support cloud migration and digital transformation.

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Kratos to Continue Support for Air Force’s Attritable Aircraft Program

Kratos

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has secured a $17.8M contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue helping its research laboratory arm develop low-cost, attritable unmanned aircraft systems that are reusable with minimal maintenance. Kratos said Monday it will support various efforts, including the company's own XQ-58A Valkyrie, to develop low-cost attritable aircraft technology.

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GSA Seeks Info on Potential IT Services for Regulations Mgmt

GSA

The General Services Administration needs market information on externally hosted information technology services in support of systems used by the agency's Office of Regulation Management. GSA said Thursday in a SAM notice sought IT services include maintenance and enhancement of the office's eRulemaking System, Regulatory Information Service Center Consolidated Information System and other IT systems.

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Army Taps Alion to Analyze Aerial Delivery Tech Development

Alion

Alion Science and Technology has secured a 5-year, $41M task order to help the U.S. Army study and develop new technologies that would facilitate airdropped deliveries for soldiers. The company said Thursday it will assist the Army in researching, evaluating, creating, transitioning and integrating new airdrop technologies for the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command.

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HawkEye 360 to Help NGA Adopt Radio Frequency Data for Analysis; John Serafini Quoted

John Serafini CEO HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 will use its satellite constellation to provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with radio frequency data and analytics in support of a pilot program centered on the use of commercial RF GEOINT. The company said Wednesday it will offer the service to help analysts perform augmented intelligence works to support various NGA missions.

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BAE Selects CAE Subsidiary to Support Marine Corps Training Platform Dev’t; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck VP

A CAE subsidiary has received a subcontract from BAE Systems for services in support of the latter's work to develop a new cloud-powered training environment for the U.S. Marine Corps. CAE said Wednesday its USA Mission Solutions subsidiary will help BAE prototype cloud models and simulations for USMC Base Quantico's planned Wargaming Center under a $19M contract the military branch awarded to BAE in August.

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NOAA, NASA Kick Off Challenge for Magnetic Field Forecast Models

MagNet program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA will jointly seek out input on how forecasts can reduce the adverse effects of geomagnetic storms faced by navigation systems. The MagNet: Model the Geomagnetic Field challenge calls for new forecast models that would help the government predict magnetic field changes and produce more accurate magnetic navigation, crowdsourcing initiative partner HeroX said Tuesday.

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