September 19, 2017

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.

Last P-3C Orion Leaves Pax for Aviation Boneyard

The last P-3C Orion at Naval Air Station Patuxent River is headed to the aviation boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

Carter Opens Boston Brainiac Unit

East meets West: DefSec Carter opens a Boston Brainiac counterpart to his Defense Innovation Unit’s Silicon Valley unit.

Obama: Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan

New realities lead to the president’s decision to leave a force in Afghanistan.

Are Radar Advances Gaining on Stealth Shields?

Advances in radar technology may be chipping away at stealth’s low visibility.

Navy Leads with Communication & Drone Technology

The successful launch of the Navy’s fifth MUOS satellite completes the military’s future communication network and low cost ONR drone technology will hold an “airshow” next month.