August 21, 2019

Nebraska’s Flooding Overwhelms Offutt Air Force Base

Offutt

Floodwaters overwhelm one-third of Offutt Air Force Base, swamping dozens of buildings, much of the flight line, and prompted the evacuation of nine aircraft.

Drones Sending Sensitive US Data to China’s Cloud

ICE intelligence suggests small drones by Chinese firm Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) and purchased in the US were likely downloading sensitive US infrastructure data to the Chinese government’s cloud.

Four Stars Debate Military Readiness

Retired generals Carter Ham and David Petraeus share different views on military readiness.

Outgoing NavSec Supports Another BRAC

Increasing national defense costs on all fronts: pricing, sophistication of systems, rising non-traditional threats, and growing retiree expenses drives outgoing NavSec Mabus’ support for another BRAC, acknowledging the impact on the Navy and Marine Corps would be less severe than on the Army or Air Force.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence

NAVAIR

The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

1st Drone Command Center Installed on Carrier

drone command center

USS Carl Vinson gets first drone command center, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, based in Norfolk, VA, is next.

Online Drone Registry by Christmas

Safety Oversight

FAA wants recreational drone registry online by Christmas.

Drone Demo Set in St. Mary’s

Unmanned air systems

A demonstration on Aug. 4 will show how unmanned air systems can be used by first responders in emergency situations.

Amazon Reveals UAV Delivery Strategy

delivery drone

Last month’s publishing of Amazon’s patent reveals how the company expects to deliver packages via drone.

Space Command Could Share Secret Technology

satellite - artist impression

The last top-secret technology released into the civilian sector was GPS. Air Force Space Command wants to do it again.