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
Greensight Agronomics uses drone technology to survey agricultural land and reduce the use of chemicals, water, and labor.
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.
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.
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.
The Defense Department plans to eventually buy nearly 2,000 F-35s. The FAA has registered some 500,000 drones.
The agency caught heat for how long it took to issue the rules. Now it’s uncorked an industry ready to pop.
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.
Kelley Sayler, associate fellow at the Center for a New American Security, tells Pentagon Solutions drones work better in groups.
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.