unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
Agencies told to assess if they can end contracts for drones built by foreign adversaries
The executive order applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
FAA seeks 4 airports to test drone detection and mitigation technology
The new Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Program will pave the way for such technology at all airports.
Interior resumes buying nonemergency drones, if they’re Pentagon-approved
The easing of restrictions coincides with the launch of the Blue sUAS program and the Trump administration's push to "buy American" to ensure cybersecurity.
DHS’s ability to counter drones is ‘limited’ because the office in charge didn’t request funding
Without money, the Office of Policy couldn't hire the subject matter experts it needed to create a realistic work plan and complete guidance for authorized agencies.
Pentagon plans drone event for new VC, startup matchmaker program
Ellen Lord said there's a Trusted Capital Marketplace Program outreach event planned for October looking to bring together UAS startups and investors.
Air Force expands technology accelerator partnership with Techstars
In this second iteration, sponsored by BAE Systems, the tech bootcamp program will be accepting companies with "commercially viable" anti-drone technologies like sensors and computer vision to "identify" and "mitigate" unmanned systems.