Articles by Richard Sisk





(Illustration of V-247 drone tilt-rotor aircraft courtesy Bell Helicopter)

Bell Touts Armed Tilt-Rotor Drone at Army Show

Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit on Monday touted its just unveiled tilt-rotor drone program for the Marine Corps, along with its V-280 Valor tilt-rotor entrant…



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Pentagon Mulls Splitting Cyber Command, NSA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that splitting up U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency was under consideration but a lack of high…



The Predator C Avenger is a jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (Company photo)

US, India Tout Defense Ties But No Talk of Drone Sale

Growing military cooperation between the U.S. and India will involve increased military sales, joint exercises and co-production agreements, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday….




AeroVironment’s new Blackwing unmanned aircraft system resulted from collaboration with the U.S. Navy’s undersea warfare community and the Special Operations community. (Image courtesy AeroVironment)

US Navy to Deploy Sub-Launched Spy Drones

The U.S. Navy has signed off on buying and deploying small reconnaissance drones that can be tube-launched from submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. California-based AeroVironment…







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Pentagon Wants a Few Good Hackers

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has approved a “Hack the Pentagon” pilot program that will offer “bug bounties” for more than a few hackers who can…