LaPlante highlights DOD's ongoing desire for new funding flexibility to counter drones

By Tony Bertuca / May 15, 2024 at 1:49 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante told Senate appropriators today that new funding flexibility would allow the department to more quickly counter the evolving threat of battlefield drones. “For example, increasing flexibility for relatively small subsets of the department’s total budget would allow DOD to be more responsive to emergent and evolving threats,” he said in written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee. “In certain instances, such as counter-unmanned aircraft system (c-UAS) capabilities in Ukraine, we’re seeing the threat...

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