July 19, 2018

Demand Still Strong for Small Drones

Integrator

The military small UAV market is still booming.

Continuing Resolution Could Stall Sequester

capitol hill

Congress passed a bill maintaining the budget instead of submitting a new budget, but the move could stall defense cuts.

Navy Needs a Strategic Drone Plan

X-47B UCAS-D

Internal assessment finds that the Navy needs a better plan for integrating and hardening drones.

Jobs, Pensions on the Line with Sequestration

job cut scissors

Defense industry may issue layoff warnings and terminate pensions in advance of next year’s cuts.

As War Ends, Drone Money Dries Up

tigershark uav

As the Afghan war winds down, the procurement bureaucracy will reassert control of UAV spending.

Pentagon Abandons BRAC Plans for Now

Pentagon aerial

DoD will pursue overseas base closures instead.

X-47B Begins Deck Handling Trials

X-47B UCAS-D in hangar

Attack drone is scheduled for carriers trials next year.

NAWCAD Commander Addresses Pax Force Reductions

Rear Adm. Randy Mahr

Rear Adm. Randy Mahr says layoffs will continue at Pax River.

Obama Exempts Military Personnel Programs from Cuts

White House

White House makes its latest tactical move in showdown with Congress over sequestration.

Movement to Stop Sequestration Stalls

capitol hill

Some industry leaders start talking about new opportunities, rather than job losses.