Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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4 August/September 2018 unmanned systems inside Editorial Mission: Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and infl uencers operating within the dynamic global UAS community. Analysis of key technologies, independent reports on the latest policy and regulatory developments, and evaluation of new product designs and applications support the results stakeholders need to succeed across the commercial, civil and defense sectors. Publishing Team PUBLISHER  Richard Fischer  richard@insideunmannedsystems.com SALES MANAGER  Debbie Duhn  debbie@insideunmannedsystems.com DIRECTOR of MARKETING  Christine Waring  christine@insideunmannedsystems.com EDITOR  Dee Ann Divis  deeann@insideunmannedsystems.com MANAGING EDITOR  Stan Goff  stan@insideunmannedsystems.com SENIOR EDITOR  Renee Knight  renee@insideunmannedsystems.com EUROPEAN EDITOR  Peter Gutierrez  peter@insidegnss.com TECHNOLOGY EDITOR  Charles Q. Choi CONTRIBUTING EDITORS  General James Poss (Ret.), Vicki Speed WEBMASTER  Richard Thomas CIRCULATION DIRECTOR  Jan Edwards-Pullin unmanned systems.com INSIDE ENGINEERING, POLICY AND PRACTICE inside  christine@insideunmannedsystems.com stems.com PUBLISHED BY AUTONOMOUS MEDIA, LLC MANAGING DIRECTOR  Richard Fischer richard@insideunmannedsystems.com Autonomous Media 157 Broad Street, Suite 318 Red Bank NJ 07701 USA Telephone: 609-240-1590 Copyright 2018 Autonomous Media LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical (including by Internet, photocopy, recording, or information storage and retrieval), without permission in writing from Autonomous Media. Authorization is granted to photocopy items, with attribution, for internal/educational or personal non-commercial use. For all other uses, contact Richard Fischer. INSIDE UNMANNED SYSTEMS is a controlled circulation magazine, published 6 times a year. Postage paid at Lebanon Junction MPO, KY 40150-9998, Mail Permit #473. Find News, Digital Editions, White Papers, e-Newsletters, Webinars and Policy Updates Sign up online for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! THE UK AND U.S. MILITARIES ARE putting £500,000 on the table to fi nd new ways to safely destroy chemical and biological weapons when blowing them up is not an option. The Don't Blow It industry challenge is seeking out-of-the-box ideas for accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions, bulk agents and other weapons. £500K Challenge Seeks New Ways to Destroy Chem, Bio Weapons The U.S. Department of Defense and UK Ministry of Defence need technologies for use in austere environments where re- sources are limited or in situations where an explosion would cause unwanted col- lateral damage, for example to an urban neighborhood. They also need ways to rapidly deal with such weapons when en- emy forces try to intervene. Unmanned fi rms need not have a com- plete solution to compete, said Kris Perkins of the Offi ce of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs. The process allows for teams to enter and there also may be op- portunities for teams to form through the challenge. Challenge winners will get a share of the initial money, about US $645,000, to advance novel uses of existing technolo- gies or technologies now at Technology Levels 1-3. There may be £1.5 million more available for prototyping and develop- ment depending on the initial outcomes. The competition opens for entries on September 26 with a London launch event. More information can be found at #dontblowit on Twitter and at www.gov. uk/government/news/notice-of-compe- tition-launch-dont-blow-it-safely-elimi- nating-munitions-on-the-battlefi eld. COMPETITION OPENS FOR ENTRIES September 26 Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum. Airman 1st Class Eric Westfall, 51st Security Forces Squadron, keeps an eye on the perimeter while key personnel make their way to an alternate duty location during Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Bulldog 14-02 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2014. A simulated chemical attack at the 51st Fighter Wing Headquarters caused an evacuation of the entire building.

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