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US NAVY PURSUING DRONE SWARM CAPABILITIES: Budget documents have revealed plans for the Navy’s Super Swarm project, which includes developing swarms that can be launched from ships, submarines, aircraft, and ground vehicles with a variety of payloads. Learn more about the Navy’s project and investment in the technology HERE.
THE “ANTI-NAVY” TECH THE US NEEDS TO COMPETE WITH CHINA: This week, Xi Jinping secured a third term as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, articulating in a speech that unification with Taiwan ‘must’ and ‘can, without a doubt, be realized. Secretary of State Blinken admitted that Xi Jinping is now moving on a much faster timeline to take Taiwan, and the US will need new asymmetrical forces and weapons to combat a potential invasion and PLA aggression. Learn more HERE.
AI TOPS TECH AMENDMENTS FOR 2023 NDAA: Funding for emerging technologies is featured heavily in several amendments proposed for the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, underscoring Capitol Hill’s enthusiasm for new technology for national security. Many prominent amendments are focused on AI funding, robotics, supply chain, and manufacturing tech. Learn more HERE.
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SCOUT CTO FEATURED ON THE DIRT PODCAST: SCOUT’s CTO Sergio Gallucci was recently featured on The Dirt podcast to talk about collaboration in the space industry, KPIs in startups, and what it means to be sustainable in space while building a company culture of excellence. Listen to the podcast HERE.
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DECISIVE POINT’S JAMES COATES VISITS MOUNT EVEREST: This week, our Principal James Coates visited Mount Everest, reaching 18,000 feet in altitude and representing the Decisive Point team at Base Camp I.
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