November 20, 2017

USS Bush Makes Its Way to Persian Gulf

USS Bush

The first US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency entered the Persian Gulf last week. The USS George H.W. Bush’s overall mission is to provide a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

Unmanned Aircraft Courses Offered by CSM

unmanned aircraft

Two classes have been added to the spring schedule at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus, helping anyone who wants to learn to safely operate and use a small unmanned aircraft, or drone.

Learn About New CSM Drone Course

csm Drone Course

A free information session on CSM’s new drone course will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus in the Center for Business and Industry.

Commercial Drones Class Coming to CSM

csm Drone Course

CSM will offer a two-week, 18-hour “Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft System” course to teach hobbyists and professionals how to fly drones safely and legally.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

urgent need for drones

A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

Navy Budget to Start With Strategy, Not Spending Limits

budget cuts

The Navy budget will change for FY19. Navy leaders are calling for budget planning to work strategically instead of starting off with spending limits as a guidepost.

Military Wants to Keep Eye on Small UAS

drones UAS

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA — wants the capability to track and identify low-flying drones, as it can with planes and other unmanned aerial systems. Systems are being developed to track UAS flying below 1,000 feet. That would be the military equivalent of the air traffic control system.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

Compass Systems Acquires AS9100c Registration

AS9100c

Compass Systems Inc. enters the aerospace industry with acquisition of AS9100c status.

Semper Fi, But Not With A Smart Phone

Smart phone technology is great, but not when you’re hiding from the enemy on a battlefield.