This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on naval unmanned systems and more.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division recently held an industry day:
Navy warfare centers are seeing a growing emphasis on unmanned systems, including the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.
More Navy unmanned systems news:
ST. LOUIS -- Boeing is using digital models to bridge the gap between its MQ-25 Stingray T1 prototype and the aircraft the company will build for the Navy.
And more news from Boeing's facility in St. Louis:
ST. LOUIS -- Boeing is going to convert the Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to the most advanced version of the fighter jet -- at a fast pace.
The fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill includes a provision that calls for existing missile defense technologies be adopted to expedite fielding on Guam with "an objective of achieving initial operating capability in 2025":
Lawmakers have set a 2025 target for fielding an improved air- and missile defense capability on Guam to give the island 360-degree protection against advanced Chinese threats, a statutory provision -- once the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill is signed by the president -- that would set a new marker in the debate over whether, what and when to deploy on the Western Pacific U.S. territory.
Inside Defense recently interviewed the head of a consortium formed in April consisting of U.S.-based companies that advocate for legislation to bolster domestic production of printed circuit boards:
An industry group formed earlier this year is calling for a holistic approach to the microelectronics "ecosystem" that includes increasing federal investment in the printed circuit board industry to build a resilient supply chain and domestic manufacturing base.
We also chatted with Anne Cheever, program manager for DARPA's Biomanufacturing: Survival, Utility and Reliability beyond Earth (B-SURE) effort:
A new program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will consider the feasibility and economic viability for space-based biomanufacturing.