Drone flying at the airport near an aircraft leading to a possible crash or accident. Illegal UAV flight inside the airport conceptual montage. (Image credit: Getty Images / Joel Papalini).

Energy Department requests information for counter-drone capabilities

On behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia National Laboratories requested information for available counter-drone technologies.
An Unmanned Aerial System, operated by the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, flies over Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates during an exercise at the base, Dec. 3, 2021. The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at the base has responsibility for countering potential UAS threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dan Heaton)

New legislation would slash DOD funding for counter-drone systems

The chairman’s mark for the Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2023 defense spending bill recommends cutting $106 million from the Army’s budget request to buy capabilities to defeat…
U.S. Marines launch a lethal miniature aerial missile system during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 2, 2020. (Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Forti)

American kamikazes: Pentagon has big plans for suicide drones

Multiple branches of the U.S. military are eager to add more loitering munitions to their arsenals.