Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, is joining drone maker Volansi’s board of directors, the company said on March 3. Roper will assist Volansi with its strategy, operations, and growth in the defense market.  Under Roper, the ...

Orbs, which are essentially electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, are novel in how they operate and the technology they use presents the military with new potential use for old problems. Orbs can be manned or unmanned and incorporate non-traditional electric or hybrid propulsion. ...

Joby Aviation received the first military airworthiness for an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle from the AFWERX Agility Prime program, Will Roper, Air Force and Space Force acquisition technology and logistics chief, announced during the AFWERX Accelerate webinar on Dec. 10. ...