The OCU PROS Report Issue 48 CommonControlNow.com March 2014

Executive Briefing
ocu-pros-vol-48-1Amazon Deliveries & Unmanned Logistics

As the unmanned community chases the Holy Grail of civilian applications, it is instructive to observe the diverse reactions to Amazon’s plans for UAV deliveries. Responses ranged from mocking satire to arguments for UGVs. Unmanned delivery is already happening in a few places. This month’s Executive Briefing collects links to some of the most interesting reactions.

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Cartoon of the Month
1924 UAV Combat Prediction Eerily Accurate

In 1924, The Experimenter predicted that pilots would operate aircraft from 500 miles away. Click below to read some of the other details that they got startlingly right.

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Application of the Month
Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System (MDARS)

No matter how much war changes, one thing never does; soldiers hate guard duty. SPAWAR thinks they got an answer.

SPAWAR provides technical direction

MDARS guards a Marine base

Bill Finn

Bill Finn
Senior Editor & Copywriter
Bill’s work has appeared in Defense Tech Briefs, IDGA, Robotics Tomorrow, and Defense IQ.

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