July 21, 2019

Google Buys DARPA’s Favorite Robotics Lab

Boston Dynamics became the eighth robotics firm Google has purchased in the past six months. Current military contracts will be honored, say Google execs, but the company doesn’t seek to become a military contractor on its own.

Climate Change Will Require a Military Reponse

Climate change & security threats draw lawmakers’ attention, U.S. military aircraft draw little attention at Paris Air Show, EADS showcases Tropospheric Airship.

Navy Lands F-35C at Elgin; Contractor Pay Cap in Immigration Bill

F-35C JSF formation

Video of the F-35C arriving at Elgin Air Force Base, but the price tag is giving international buyers the jitters. GE Aviation could be cutting costs with its new aircraft engine from a 3D printer.

Maryland Stands to Lose Big in Sequestration

Five states have a lot to lose if sequestration proceeds. Maryland is one.

Morning Coffee: China Conducts Its First Carrier Landing

china carrier landing

China lands a domestic version of the Russian Flanker on their test carrier.

Mergers Could Stall After BAE/EADS Deal Collapse

BAE Systems

Defense M&A faces headwind after Europe’s high-profile breakdown, but mid-tier and specialized firms could see opportunities.