DOD looks to accelerate program to counter 'growing' small UAS threat

By Jason Sherman / July 7, 2021 at 4:33 PM
The Defense Department is looking to immediately jump-start a new program to defeat small, unmanned aircraft systems in the wake of a call by Pentagon top brass last fall for a more coordinated U.S. military effort to defeat commercially available systems that pose a "growing" threat to U.S. forces both at home and abroad. On June 16, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord sent Congress a 97-page, $4.2 billion reprogramming request that proposes shifting prior-year funds from lower to higher priorities, including...

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