ABSI Partners with Tekla to Provide Key Support to NAVAIR 4.1

ABSI to Provide Key Functions to Tekla Support of Systems Engineering Contract ABSI Defense is pleased to join Tekla Research to serve the U.S. Navy in supporting the Naval Air Systems Command’s Systems Engineering Department. In a release dated February 12, 2018, the DoD said Tekla will perform systems specialty engineering and technical work, assessing technology, schedule, cost and maturity of design in functional areas such as air/ship integration, survivability, and metrology. ABSI will assist with anti-tamper engineering support and technical expertise across NAVAIR aircraft, weapons, training, support and test programs. “We are…

ABSI Informs, Entertains, and Educates at Pax River Naval Air Museum STEAM Day Event

ABSI proudly sponsored the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Day at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) on February 10. The event, which brought in more than 450 attendees, saw local companies working together to share a love of aviation with the local community. ABSI hosted a mini drone obstacle course inside a sixteen-foot enclosure, allowing kids and adults to try their hand at navigating a mini drone through hoops and onto a landing pad. “Part of the inspiration for the idea was the county’s first drone races, which…

ABSI CEO, Chris Sacco, talks about why you can’t just “shoot down” a drone

In a recent article in Security Magazine (available here), CEO of ABSI, Chris Sacco, talks about the legal implications of shooting down or disabling a drone, an issue that bounds one in lots of regulatory red tape and is about as clear as murky water. As Sacco notes in the article, “The FAA considers unmanned aircraft of any size to be covered under Title 18 of the United States Code 32, which describes “sabotage to include destruction of any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.” Violation of this code carries…

ABSI and Pax River Naval Air Museum Team Up to Share Unmanned Systems with School-Aged Kids at STEAM Day

On February 10th, PRNAM and ABSI Invite the Community to Visit, Learn and Participate in Hands-On Technology and Art Displays from Local Sponsors ABSI is sponsoring the first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Day at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM). ABSI has teamed with the local museum to offer support and assistance with planning and holding the community-focused event geared toward sharing a love of aviation with local kids and the community. “This event will be bigger than last year’s STEM Day,” noted Dan Bramos, Vice President, Activities…

ABSI Joint Venture redUAS Demonstrates Counter UAS Capabilities

ABSI Joint Venture redUAS Demonstrates Counter UAS Capabilities at World’s Largest Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida On-Site UAS Operators Keep Watch over 1500 Boats, 105,000 Visitors; and Perform More than 20 Intruder Drone Intercepts at 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ABSI, a local company focused on unmanned aviation systems for the defense and commercial sectors, demonstrated the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and counter-UAS capabilities of its joint venture, redUAS at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. Deploying operators from ABSI and other partner companies, redUAS was tapped by…