December 11, 2018

Students Compete for Prizes with UAVs

AUVSI Student Competition 2012

The AUVSI Student Competition at Webster Outlying Field attracts the nation’s brightest engineering students.

$100 Billion in Cuts Could Stave Off Sequester

capitol hill

Senate to debate a proposed debt deal today.

Automatic Cuts Could Claim 1 Million Jobs

capitol hill

Bipartisan study estimates the employment impact of sequestration.

Whistle Blowers Allege Defects in V-22, JSF Engines

v-22 on ground

Rolls-Royce faces employee lawsuit.

Hydrogen-Powered UAV Takes Flight

Phantom Eye UAV

Boeing’s Phantom Eye drone aims to raise the bar for durability and payload.

Senate Wants to Boost Hornet Production

f-18 hornet afterburner

Senate defense funding bill would authorize more production, keeping Boeing’s Super Bug line open.

Officials: Wind Regulations Will Hurt Somerset County

wind turbine farm

Somerset County is unhappy with the re-regulation of wind generators near Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Obama Threatens Defense Bill Veto

White House

Meanwhile, the House adds $5.3 billion to the Pentagon’s tab.

Morning Coffee: House Says No BRAC Until 2013

capitol hill

The House defense bill would prevent BRAC operations until 2013, safely past the election year.

Morning Coffee: X-47B Prepares for a Shocking Test

X-47B UCAS-D

Attack drone to undergo 2,000-volt shock test at Pax River.