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New legislation would slash DOD funding for counter-drone systems


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…