Tags counter-UAS

DOD intensifying search for new tech to defeat kamikaze drones

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The DOD is about to release a white paper asking industry for new ideas for countering adversaries’ kamikaze drones. That outreach will be followed by a technology demonstration later this fiscal year.

Counter-drone tech, radars included in new $1.1B Ukraine assistance package

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Drones have played a key role during the Ukraine-Russia war for both sides.

Pentagon’s counter-UAS chief wants more widespread training on drone-killer systems

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The Ukraine-Russia war highlights the need for more U.S. troops to learn how to use counter-drone weapons on the frontlines of future battlefields, according to the director of the Pentagon’s Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO). Ukraine and Russia have employed a variety of airborne robotic platforms in the ongoing conflict — including modified commercial drones — for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and to attack their adversary’s forces.…

Bill would prod Pentagon to accelerate fielding of new tech to defeat drone swarms

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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act calls for the Pentagon to come up with a new strategy for fielding systems capable of defeating swarms of enemy drones that U.S. troops may face on future battlefields. The text of the legislation, released last week, includes a number of provisions aimed at addressing the emerging threat. While the Department of Defense has already set…