As it seeks to field commercial drones, Army wants to bring down the cost

By Dan Schere / April 12, 2024 at 5:00 AM
As the Army seeks to invest more in commercial technology to bolster its arsenal of small UAS and counter UAS capabilities, the service is focused on finding ways to reduce the price tag. The Army has requested about $70 million in small UAS procurement funding for fiscal year 2025, according to budget justification documents. That includes money to procure 270 tranche 2 Short Range Reconnaissance systems as well as funding for the chief of staff’s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) unit training initiative...

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