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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JAIC Posts Draft RFP for AI Dataset Support Services

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense's artificial intelligence hub has released a draft request for proposals for services under a blanket purchase agreement to develop or prepare datasets that are ready for use in AI applications. According to the draft RFP, the selected vendor will help DOD components to move cloud services to the Joint Common Foundation by providing JCF libraries with datasets, machine learning models and source code and updating the catalogs of both DOD and JCF.

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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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