Unhindered by costly fuel or aeronautic maintenance the Aerostat systems provide unmatched ISR capabilities. Their true strengths are observed with their Maritime ISR showings as the Aerostat is not “just a balloon” but a persistent, unmanned, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform for Homeland Security and for U.S. allies across the world.

Strategic Benefits of Aerostats for Persistent Surveillance in the Age of Drones (Multi-Video)

Guest Op-Ed By Matt McNiel, TCOM, L.P. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS or, more colloquially, drones) are tremendously useful military assets capable of a variety of non-military applications – from monitoring hurricanes to...
The WASP has participated in a series of the Army’s Network Integration Experiment (NIE) and has been recognized as a solution that can support the warfighter.

Drone Aviation Delivers WASP Tactical Aerostats to US DoD (Videos)

Drone Aviation, a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, and Finalist in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has delivered its multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (WASP) to the...
Professional drone pilots flying DJI can now get approval to fly over airports in near-real time.

FAA Clears DJI & 8 Other Industry Partners to Fly Near Airports (Videos)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved nine new partners to its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative, an innovative collaboration between the FAA and the drone industry that provides near...
In a Sept. 24 memo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said the "war fighting attributes of U.S. Space Command will be explored in tabletop exercises this fall.”

Pentagon to Start Drilling into Details for US Space Command (Multi-Video)

By Sandra Erwin, Space News Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford is pushing ahead with plans to establish a U.S. Space Command. He will schedule a series of tabletop...
3D-500 Counter Drone Radar

SpotterRF Goes for Hat Trick in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Learn More, Video)

SpotterRF, the leader in low cost compact surveillance radar (CSR), and an 'ASTORS' Award Winner for Two Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the company's 3D-500, the First Full Dome...

Self-Deploying Drone Pilots a Problem for Hurricane Response Efforts

By Christopher Todd, sUAS News Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management. Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to...
Rickey White pilots and interceptor drone during the ThunderDrone Tech Expo at SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017. The expo provided an opportunity for industry, national laboratories and academia to discuss and promote new and innovative drone technology with the special operations community. (Courtesy of Barry Loo and the USAF)

SOCOM Seeking Technologies for War in a Post-Cyberpunk Era (Multi-Video)

By Kelsey Atherton, C4ISRNET The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for...
Lockheed Martin shipped the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III to Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its expected December launch. (Courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

USAF GPS III SV01 Satellite Shipped for Cape Canaveral Launch (Videos)

It is a part of our lives every day and over a billion people depend on this technology. GPS, unlike any other military program, has expanded into the commercial market, becoming a...
Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance jet fighter-bombers. (Courtesy of Rockwell Collins)

Rockwell Collins-ESA NVCD Helmets to US Navy (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By John Keller, Military & Aeronautics Electronics Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance jet fighter-bombers under terms of...

MD Nat’l Guard Special Ops Triumph in Int’l Airborne Competition (Video)

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier...