The aerospace industry continues to heat up, along with the need for systematic traceability that maintains quality while reducing costs. Considering that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like the RQ-4 Global Hawk can cost upwards of $130 million and other military aircraft like the B-52 can cost approximately $53 million, malfunctions of any kind can be disastrous. Even commercial aircraft like the Boeing 737 can cost between $51.5 million and $87 million, depending on the model. Malfunctions are not only costly, but can be life threatening.
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