Category Drones

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security By Michael Stehn, Ian Wing, Tina Carlile, Joe Dichairo, Joe Mariani, dupress.deloitte.com View Original August 22nd, 2017 Introduction In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist, posted blueprints for the Liberator, a functioning one-shot plastic pistol that could be reproduced with a 3D printer, via additive […]

America’s Top Drone Company Just Teamed Up With A Chinese Industry Titan

America’s Top Drone Company Just Teamed Up With A Chinese Industry Titan BY MIKE MURPHYQUARTZREAD BIO Less than a year ago, DJI knocked the California-based 3D Robotics out of the consumer market. Now, the US firm has turned to software — and a partnership with its vanquisher.   By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original July 31st, 2017 Alex […]

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong http://www.fortunascorner.com      Caroline Houck had a July 23, 2017 article posted on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, discussing terrorist use of armed drones as potentially the new improvised explosive […]

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/21/quadcopter-swims-flies-used-navy-special-ops/? Marco Maia from Rutgers University operates “Naviator,” the first unmanned hybrid aerial-aquatic vehicle to seamlessly transition from airborne to underwater operations and back again, during the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (U.S. Navy/John […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

Info Ops Officer Offers Artificial Intelligence Roadmap

Excerpts: Fortunately, the AI market space is still coalescing. Unfortunately, it is an exponential technology so every success or failure is amplified by an order of magnitude. So far, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work wants $12 billion to $15 billion in 2017 for programs aimed at “human-machine collaboration and combat teaming” and has received 11 […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]

Should The Pentagon Let Robots Kill Humans? Maybe

Should Pentagon Let Robots Kill Humans? Maybe By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original July 10th, 2017 A Punisher unmanned ground vehicle follows a soldier during the PACMAN-I experiment in Hawaii. Imagine battles unfolding faster than the human mind can handle, with artificial intelligences choosing their tactics and targets largely on their own. The former four-star commander in […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]