September 24, 2017

DepDefSec Work Expected at UK Air Show

While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is expected to dominate much of the news coming out of the upcoming Farnborough Air Show, the appearance of US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work is adding what Breaking Defense is calling “a boost in firepower for the air show.” Reports are that he will discuss his Third Offset Strategy in closed-door meetings while he is in the United Kingdom.

Second MQ-8C Fire Scout Delivered to Navy

The MQ-8C Fire Scout can fly twice as long and carry three times more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads than the current model.

Pentagon Told to Take Steps for Shutdown

Pentagon Capitol

With a Congressional solution still beyond the horizon, the Pentagon gets ready for lights out, even as planning for the future of defense continues.

Blazer Wins Webster Field Construction Contract

Webster Field drones

Great Mills construction firm will construct $1.6 million unmanned aircraft facility.

Morning Coffee: Two Larger Fire Scouts Contracted

MQ-8C Fire Scout Model

NAVAIR contracts Northrop to produce two MQ-8Cs, which are based on a larger airframe.

Sea-Air-Space: The Fire Scout … Floats?

MQ-8B Fire Scout Model

It may have trouble landing at times, but the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter can apparently float until fished out of the water.

Drone Contest Cancelled

Navy closes contest for new VTUAV in favor of upgraded Fire Scout.

DOT&E Report: Fire Scout

Fire Scout at Pax

Drone helicopter scheduled to begin initial Pentagon testing in March.