drones

  • Emerging trends in unmanned systems

    Booz Allen Hamilton’s Brian Abbe, Troy Abbot and Eric Billies join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the government’s growing use of unmanned systems. October 3, 2017

  • Agriculture startup uses drones to grow business

    Greensight Agronomics uses drone technology to survey agricultural land and reduce the use of chemicals, water, and labor.

  • Drone technology has special opportunity in the DC area

    Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Chrissie Engh brings her military experience to the private sector to educate the public on the regulations and capacities surrounding drone technology.

  • What Americans told USPS about drone delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service wants to jump on the drone delivery bandwagon, but the American people are not entirely sure about the idea just yet.

  • Air Force offers new bonuses to retain drone pilots; fighter pilot shortage at ‘crisis’ levels

    The Air Force said Wednesday that it would begin offering retention bonuses of up to $35,000 to entice its unmanned aircraft pilots to stay in the military as part of an ongoing “get-well” plan for a workforce that’s been stretched extremely thin.

  • Two milestones in flight(s) for the government

    The Defense Department plans to eventually buy nearly 2,000 F-35s. The FAA has registered some 500,000 drones.

  • New FAA drone rules: What could possibly go wrong?

    The agency caught heat for how long it took to issue the rules. Now it’s uncorked an industry ready to pop.

  • Human vs. machine story drones on

    It has started already, but the next wave of innovation in unmanned technology will bring autonomy. That is, vehicles won’t require human operators with a joystick flying them remotely.

  • Drones that fly together, succeed together

    Kelley Sayler, associate fellow at the Center for a New American Security, tells Pentagon Solutions drones work better in groups.

  • Kelley Sayler: Drones prove more effective in swarms

    As both defensive and offensive platforms, unmanned aircraft have a lot more potential when working in groups known as swarms. It’s something the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been working on. Kelley Sayler, associate fellow and defense analyst at the Center for a New American Security, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.