September 24, 2017

Black Dart Unveils a Local Star

Black Dart, a decade-long series of live, large-scale exercises of UAS, opened exercises to the media this year, spotlighting a UAV flown by Compass Systems, Inc. of Lexington Park, MD.

Still A Chance F-35 Could Fly to Farnborough

“Excessive rubbing” of fan blades in F-35 engines have grounded the fleet but there’s hope it will fly to the UK air show yet.

Services Contractors Face New Challenges

Federal services contractors are responding to government spending reductions, changing customer demands and increasing competition.

Multiplying Military Drones Challenge Safe Air Travel

Drone flight hours have tripled in shared US airspace since 2011 and the ongoing expansion of DoD drone flights will transform American aviation.

More than 400 Military Drones Crashed Since 2001

Military drones crashed into homes, farms, runways, highways, waterways and an Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane in midair.

USS Mesa Verde, V-22 Ospreys Ordered to Gulf

CV-22 Osprey

The Mesa Verde provides quick-reaction forces and a complement of MV-22 Ospreys, which excel at evacuation operations.

70+ Riders to the Wall from Compass Hqtrs.

Dozens of local riders participate in 7th Annual Chief’s Ride to the Wall (CRTTW) in support of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Rolling Thunder

Compass & TPP Sponsors of Student UAV Competition

AUVSI Student Competition

The competition engages high school and undergraduate students and culminates in aerial performances June 18-22 at the Navy’s Webster Field in St. Mary’s County, MD, site of the UAS Test & Evaluation Squadron.

Navy Chiefs Ride for the Wall – VII

The Lexington Park contingent begin at Compass Systems to join the Memorial Day Motorcycle event to honor those who have died in our nation’s Service and those who serve today.

Morning Coffee: DoD Contracting Down in March

Contracts fall 11 percent as the Pentagon continues to respond to sequestration cuts and the Afghanistan pullout.