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UAV Market Predicted to Triple

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The UAV market is set to triple in value in the next decade, reports Breaking Defense reports Flight Global.

Reporting from the MAKS Air Show in Russia, Flight Global finds the nation of Belarus succeeding in the unmanned aircraft business, the result of recent purchases of Condor and Golden Eagle unmanned air vehicle systems by the military, and Russia developing a UAV to hunt F-35s.

Marines use augmented reality in live-fire training exercises for the first time, reports SEAPOWER Magazine. Augmented reality imposes something virtual  on the real environment.

Breaking Defense reports, DefSec Ash Carter’s tough talk about China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea, near the Spratly Islands,  but also elaborates on the limits to what the US can actually do about it. The comments come in advance of a big military parade in Beijing this week, and as Taiwan warns that China will declare airspace control after completing its military facilities on the reclaimed land, reports Defense Tech.

To remain the world’s strongest fighting force, warned DefSecCarter in a speech in Baltimore, MD, to the American Legion, the military must overcome budget caps, embrace new technology, and update its personnel system, reports Military.com.

NAVAIR News reports the joint Navy and Air Force air-intercept missile (AIM)-9X Sidewinder Block II was approved to begin mass production.

SpaceX continues to delay the return to flight of its Falcon 9 rocket, following an explosion on its way to the space station in June, reports AsiaOne.

ManTech and incumbent Smartronix are protesting a contract for support services for the F-35 fighter jet, won by Jacobs Technology, a publicly traded Fortune 500 company, reports Washington Technology. (Paywall.)

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $26,765,034 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract to provide services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.  Services to be provided include engineering, research, design, development, integration, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, analysis, maintenance, material procurements, training, and logistics services for communications-electronics advanced technology systems.  Work will be performed in St. Inigoes, Maryland (98 percent); and Indiana, Pennsylvania (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2017.  Fiscal 2015 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $4,288,803 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.Code 2304(c)(1).  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-15-C-0027).
 
Technology and Supply Management LLC,* Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,165,877 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for configuration management, integration, and training on the Army’s Persistent Ground Surveillance System programs in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Surveillance Programs Division.  Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California (44 percent); Ridgecrest, California (36 percent); Huntsville, Alabama (10 percent); Rio Grande Valley, Texas (3 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (2 percent); Patuxent River, Maryland (1 percent); and at various locations outside the continental U.S. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016.  Fiscal 2015 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $1,225,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-C-0369).

 

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