Navy to test new shipboard C-UAS capability aiming to 'bend the cost curve' of drone defense

By Nick Wilson / April 17, 2024 at 12:53 PM
The Navy is preparing to test two counter-drone weapon systems during a June demonstration in a rapid capability effort that aims to equip destroyers with a kinetic, counter-UAS capability at a fraction of the cost of Standard Missiles. Service officials detailed the effort earlier this month during an industry day hosted by the program executive office for integrated warfare systems, indicating the Navy launched the initiative with a February request for information in response to “fleet demand.” The announcement comes...

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