Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), remotely piloted vehicles, drones, or whatever one chooses to call them are becoming more and more part of everyday life. While they provide unlimited potential in a variety of fields, they are also sparking new fears that they may be used for terrorism, drug trafficking, corporate espionage, etc. That fear in turn is firing up a new market for counter-UAV systems that will grow even faster in the commercial world.
The acquisition budget request makes up about 33 percent of the overall FY 2018 DoD budget request of $639.1 billion – $574.5 billion in the base budget and $64.6 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget. This number is an overall increase of nearly nine percent over FY 2017’s $586.7 billion total. The MDAP funding is detailed in the DoD’s “Program Acquisition Cost by Weapons System” booklet. Air, ground, and maritime platform program highlights are detailed below.
Many of you might not know that the first use of radar in a battlefield situation was during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Just prior to the attack by Japanese aircraft, U.S. Army personnel were training on brand-new radar equipment when they spotted incoming aircraft, but the warning was thought to be friendly aircraft and was subsequently ignored.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".