counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)

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…
A U.S. Soldier of 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), communicates over the radio during Saber Junction 18 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 23 , 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dhy’Nysha Shaw)

Ukraine-Russia war teaching US military a lesson about secure communications

The ongoing conflict demonstrates the need for secure battlefield communication and the potential for soldiers to undermine it.
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.
U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command conduct training with the Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 12, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Melissa Marnell)

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech

The corps is requesting information on drone interceptors to counter incoming drones, a tech-heavy problem for DOD.