LaPlante calls for new surge in counter-drone spending and production

By Tony Bertuca / December 5, 2023 at 3:57 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- A Navy destroyer shot down three incoming drones in the southern Red Sea on Sunday, a day after Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante announced that investments to counter unmanned aerial systems must go "through the roof" to meet an ongoing "crisis" in that area that has been highlighted by the ongoing wars fought by Ukraine and Israel. LaPlante, speaking Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum here, said the challenge is “the problem of our time”...

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