May 25, 2024

Amazon Reveals UAV Delivery Strategy

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Now that the patent is published, Amazon is describing how its UAV delivery program will work, reports Flight Global.

Republicans passed a budget through the House and Senate Tuesday, reports the Hill, which aims to cut $5 trillion and balance the budget in 10 years. Democrats voted against the non-binding bill in both houses. Meeting sequestration caps, the bill cuts domestic and military programs, but Republicans seek to bolster DoD budgets with billions from a war fund exempt from sequestration.

IBM’s sale of its server business to Chinese company Lenovo creates a security concern for the US Navy, reports USNI.

Marine One, the presidential helicopter, will continue its communication integration and the test work this month, the first test flight was in December, reports Breaking Defense.

The General Accounting Office warns the US Navy,  continuing debate on whether its Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program will be mainly for surveillance or strike could make its UCLASS redundant, reports Flight Global.

No top US acquisition officials are expected at this year’s Paris Air Show, nor will the F-35 make an appearance either, according to Breaking Defense.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led a regiment in Iraq and commanded US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, reports Military.com, reflecting President Obama’s decision to prioritize the Middle East rebalancing the Pacific. Also named was the vice chairman, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander of U.S. Transportation Command. Both officers receiving high praise from DefSec Ashton Carter, reports Defense.gov.

Breaking Defense opines that DefSec Carter should encourage “real debate” in the Pentagon “about whether to save money by favoring proven technologies used by the Navy and Army over advanced technologies that the Air Force prizes but that remain stuck in research after decades of work.”

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