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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) defeats a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea, Oct. 19, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)

DIU helping Navy find cheaper drone interceptors

The Defense Innovation Unit is soliciting industry to support its Counter NEXT initiative.
Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) along with The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) participate in a Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV) exercise on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., September 22, 2017. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Gabriel Silva)

White House bashes idea of creating Army Drone Corps

"A Drone Corps would create an unwarranted degree of specialization and limit flexibility to employ evolving capabilities," the Biden administration said in a statement.
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Randy George, visits the 2-13th Aviation Regiment at Libby Army Airfield to receive a training overview and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training overview on UAS capabilities, training, initiatives, and the aviation enterprise, Feb. 21, 2024. (Photo by Sgt. Jilian Mueller)

Army chief of staff: We don’t need a drone branch

Members of a House Armed Services subcommittee are proposing that the Army establish a Drone Corps.
Col. Richard Wright prepares takes aim at an unmanned aerial system remotely controlled by as Command Sgt. Maj. Wilfredo Suarez, August 20, 2018, at Combined Task Force Defender. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Marion Jo Nederhoed, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade)

Senior Army leader throws cold water on lawmakers’ Drone Corps proposal

Members of the House Armed Services Committee have introduced draft legislation that would mandate the creation of a Drone Corps.
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U.S. Marines with the Low Altitude Air Defense Detachment to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct simulated counter unmanned aerial systems operations aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean, April 14, 2024. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aydan Millette)

Lawmakers push DOD to designate new ‘executive agent’ for counter-small drone oversight

If the legislation is passed, the proposed mandate would be carried out in compliance with an existing DOD directive.
Staff Sgt. Kristoffer Perez, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities section, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, points toward a nearby objective during the final day of training with his section’s new equipment at Fort Riley, Kansas. (Photo by Sgt. Michael C. Roach, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

Army’s growing arsenal of EW weapons seen as contributor to future counter-drone fights

The Army's forthcoming electronic warfare systems can be used to counter drones that pose a threat to troops on the ground.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks is walks with Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Doug Beck during a visit to the Defense Innovation Unit, Mountain View, California, Dec. 12, 2023. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Kubitza)

Pentagon secures $500M for first tranche of Replicator systems

A stated goal of Replicator is to accelerate programs and field thousands of “attritable autonomous” systems across multiple domains by August 2025, to help the U.S. armed…
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