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Point of Origin: What Comes Next in a World of Advanced Tech Gone Global?

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This "useful fiction" story by the authors of Ghost Fleet and Burn-In helps readers visualize how new unmanned technologies, and especially their proliferation to a wide array of state and non-state actors, could lead to both new threats and complicate our understanding of fast-moving crisis scenarios.

New legislation would slash DOD funding for counter-drone systems

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The chairman’s mark of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2023 defense spending bill would allocate $106 million less the Army’s budget estimate to buy capabilities to defeat small drones — even as lawmakers and Defense officials sound the alarm about the growing threat posed by such systems. The new legislation, released Thursday, recommends $220 million for Army procurement of counter-small unmanned aerial system (C-sUAS) technology, about 33 percent less than…

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…