Category Unmanned aerial systems

The Air Force Wants to Cut Surveillance Drones—A Think Tank Argues That’s A Mistake

Excerpt: However, a study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment makes the case that non-stealth surveillance drones could be useful before any shots get fired by providing persistent surveillance of global hot spots as part of a concept dubbed “Deterrence by Detection.” Systematic surveillance could render non-viable underhanded “gray zone” actions reliant on plausible deniability and/or surprise such as Russia’s seizure […]

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon Forbes · by Dave Deptula · March 2, 2020 Elon Musk at AFA 2.28.20 Mike Tsukamoto, Air Force MagazineElon Musk is a proven innovator and entrepreneur. He knows how to grab a headline, too. This Friday he proclaimed the death of manned fighter […]

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-air-force-fighter-jets-over?mc_cid=25b6010e47&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-25b6010e47-249956209&utm_medium=email&mc_eid=2cd1626685&utm_source=The%20Future%20Is&utm_campaign=25b6010e47-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_05_49 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a room full of U.S. Air Force pilots last week that “the fighter jet era has passed,” as CNBC reports. He made the comments at the Air Warfrare Symposium in Orlando Florida last Friday, referring to the fact that remotely-controlled […]

Learn From Iran: Could North Korea Use Drones In A Future War?

Excerpts: For smaller powers like North Korea or Iran, drones offer two other benefits. First, because drones are so comparatively inexpensive, they open the possibility of contesting U.S. air dominance. To be sure, such a challenge is still small. But in environments where U.S. air superiority is nearly complete, drones open up new space and possibilities, and this […]

Moscow Sees Saudi Drone Attack As An Opportunity

Moscow Sees Saudi Drone Attack as an Opportunity Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 128 By: Pavel Felgenhauer September 19, 2019 05:56 PM Age: 15 hours (Source: Planet Labs/AP) In an official statement, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the September 14 multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s main Abaqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oilfield that crippled Saudi oil […]

China Reveals New Supersonic Drone

China reveals new supersonic drone Follow Us   The DR-8 drone, covered in a camouflage tarp on a flatbed truck, was seen for the first time in photographs published on Chinese social media. (Associated Press/File) more > Print By Bill Gertz – – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 China’s military is rapidly developing unmanned aircraft and recently disclosed one […]

The Pocket-Sized Black Hornet Drone Is About To Change Army Operations Forever

The Pocket-Sized Black Hornet Drone Is About To Change Army Operations Forever thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · February 6, 2019 Even the service’s smallest units will soon have the ability to scout ahead and see into hard to reach spaces from behind cover. By Joseph Trevithick FLIR Systems SHARE After more than four years of experimentation and […]

Five Challenges Facing Trump’s Military

The 5: ” 1) The budget;  2) Space force;  3) “Great Power” Competition;  4) Afghanistan; and, 5) Missile Defense.” To these I would add, Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, the potential loss of stealth in the air; under the sea and on the ground; drone/autonomous systems warfare; potential capability surprise on the ‘battlefield’; and biomteic/identity management which […]

U.S. Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says

U.S. Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says Paul Sonne and Shane Harris, The Washington Post  Published 9:16 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission […]

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power The Hill · by Rebecca Kheel · October 1, 2018 Democrats are pledging to rein in or reverse President Trump’s defense agenda if they take back Congress in November. From seeking to ensure that transgender troops can continue to serve to blocking the administration from building low yield […]