June 25, 2018

Transportation & FAA want All Drones Registered

drone owners

All drones, even those operated by hobbyists, could be required to register with the Dept. of Transportation and/or Federal Aviation Authority, perhaps as soon as November.

Russian & US Aircraft Too Close Over Syria

Russian

Moscow agrees to continue talks about continuing close encounters between their aircraft and US manned and unmanned aircraft.

Drones in Restricted Airspace Face $1.9M Fine

drones in restricted airspace

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc., a small Chicago-based aerial-photography firm for 65 flights of drones in restricted airspace.

Drone Boon @ Wallops Island

Wallops Island

NASA predicts drone traffic could increase 10-fold at Wallops Island.

DoD Faces Possible Year-long Emergency Spending Measure

Pentagon

DoD may have to operate under a year-long emergency spending measure that will leave it short on funds.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.

DHS Testing Employee Phishing Smarts

Homeland Security employees are getting extra scrutiny to see if they are able to spot and reject phishing attempts.

Navy Pilots Face Second Low Promotion Year

navy officers

For a second year, Navy promotes fewer than 60% of in-zone aviation lieutenants, forcing an abrupt end of career for some officers.

Compass Systems Back Again at Black Dart

Compass Systems at Black Dart 2015

Black Dart’s live UAS exercises, again spotlight a UAV flown by Compass Systems, Inc. of Lexington Park, MD.

Compass UAS Participates in Black Dart 2015

Compass Systems at Black Dart 2015

DoD’s live-fire, counter-UAS demonstrations at Magu Point included a UAS from Lexington Park, MD headquartered Compass Systems.