September 24, 2017

Compass Puts Rep. Rothfus in UAV Pilot Seat

Congressman Rothfus flies Compass UAS

Compass Systems’ Pilot Control Station shows how easily UAV remote control can be put into a pilot’s hands, at Johnstown, PA showcase.

Briefing on UAS Opportunities in SoMD

TPP - UAS briefing

Brown Bag Brief June 11: ‘Civil and Commercial Unmanned Autonomous Systems: Creating Opportunities in SoMD’ – Lexington Park Library

FAA Considers Beyond-Line-Of-Sight UAV Regs

RQ-21A Drone

The FAA turns to UAV and drone makers to discuss how to move toward permitting unmanned flight beyond the line of sight of the operator.

‘Open Mic’ for Defense Spending

The House Armed Services Committee invites any congressman to testify Tuesday on what the defense policy bill for FY16 should include.

Compass Leads Growing UAS Industry

Local designation as an FAA-approved UAV test-site builds the UAS industry already developing near NAS Pax River, such as Compass Systems, Inc.

No Defense Against Some Cyber Espionage

Hack the Air Force

Newly detected malware affecting institutional computer networks worldwide is a form of cyber espionage that can’t always be removed.

Drones Rules More Liberal Than Expected

FAA drones rules proposal showing more flexibility on commercial use than had been anticipated.

No Sequestration Cuts This Year

The defense budget is expected to slightly decline through 2016 then gradually increase until 2021.

Naval Aircraft Crashes Grew in 2014

In 2014, the Navy again reached its high of 14 Class A flight mishaps in a year. The numbers had been dropping since the last 14 mishaps in 2008.

JSF Gun on Schedule says DoD

Attack Aircraft

“Misreporting” is to blame for claims that the JSF gun would not be ready on schedule, in 2017, says a Pentagon spokesman. Testing begins this year.