DOD acquisition chief predicts surge in counter-drone production; investment protected in FY-25

By Tony Bertuca / March 7, 2024 at 12:12 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today that he wants to move about half of the department's approximately 40 counter-drone prototypes into production, noting that the programs have been protected from scheduled fiscal year 2025 procurement cuts. LaPlante, who spoke at the annual Washington defense conference hosted by McAleese and Associates, said although the Pentagon has prioritized counter-drone production for FY-25, it still needs funding in a security supplemental that has been passed by the Senate but has stalled in...

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