June 21, 2018

Laser Tech’s Bumpy DoD History May Be Leveling

The THEL Pointer Tracker at the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Big promises and failed expectations has limited DoD’s laser technology advances, but that may be changing.

War Becomes More Complicated

US_Customs_and_Border_Protection_officers

Cyber war, hybrid war, terrorism, space security; more battlefronts than ever confront the US military; policy makers struggle to build readiness.

Unmanned Doesn’t Mean Fewer Aircraft Jobs

It can take up to 150 people, from repairmen to analysts, to fly a drone over Iraq and Syria.

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.