DOD wants more money to counter WMD-armed UAS

By Jason Sherman / July 20, 2018 at 12:22 PM
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is seeking to immediately triple funding for a project that aims to defeat an unmanned aircraft -- including small drones -- that could be armed with chemical, biological or nuclear materials, an objective Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants fielded by December. On July 11, Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist sent Congress a $4.3 billion omnibus reprogramming request that would shift an additional $20 million into DTRA's applied research projects account focused on countering weapons of mass...

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