December 11, 2017

The Year Ahead for Military UAVs

UAVs

The US and the West are not alone when it comes to fielding advanced unmanned aerial vehicles. Its likely in 2017 western militaries will invest in complex UAVs; smaller countries will seek a basic level of drone capability.

Cybersecurity Talent in Short Supply

cybersecurity

Shortage of cybersecurity talent continues. Achieving successful cybersecurity is an all-hands-on-deck effort by academia, industry, and government.

Air Force Leads UAS Purchasing

150422-N-CE233-377 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (April 22, 2015) The Navy's unmanned X-47B receives fuel from an Omega K-707 tanker while operating in the Atlantic Test Ranges over the Chesapeake Bay. This test marked the first time an unmanned aircraft refueled in flight. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

While the Air Force leads for now, the Navy’s UAS purchasing is growing the fastest in the forces.

Netherlands Says Yes to F-35; Insitu Wins $330M UAV Contract

Dutch government calls F-35 purchase “the most future-proof option.” Also, industry advances positive as DoD, law enforcement, and Congress weigh in on tragic events at Washington Navy Yard.