New LASSO program aims to give Army infantry units loitering, tank-killing punch

By Jason Sherman / July 7, 2023 at 2:36 PM
The Army is kicking off an "urgent" acquisition effort to give dismounted infantry a new tank-killing capability: a man-portable, tube-launched, kamikaze uncrewed aircraft called the Low Altitude Stalking and Strike Ordnance (LASSO) program -- the latest indication of how the Russia-Ukraine war is changing modern combat. On July 7, the service announced the new-start project tailored for infantry brigade combat teams commenced May 4 in response to a “Lethal Unmanned Systems” directed requirement, the same process the Army has used...

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