While the nation frets over the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones), the market is expanding for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), their seagoing counterparts. Advancements in communications and automation technologies are helping to reduce the cost of USVs, which are being sought to decrease reliance on manned crews for specific applications. Read more
Sustainability and defense procurement seem like an unnatural pairing. But a new market report says otherwise. Sustainability management budgets are on the rise and have been for the past several years, the report shows.
In its report, the Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) analyzes what sustainability means to the global defense industry and how it is being implemented. In addition, it offers opinions and strategies of business decision-makers and competitors, and examines actions taken to ensure sustainable procurement practices and marketing green initiatives. Read more
As thousands of veterans transition from combat to civilian life, many will require assistance in securing new careers. Manufacturers looking to hire ex-servicemen and servicewomen will need ways to expedite their hiring process to fill legions of open positions. This month, The Manufacturing Institute announced several manufacturing-specific hiring events that will connect pre-screened veteran candidates with employers, in an effort to close the widely reported labor skills gap.