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Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead brief the media on National Guard priorities for 2024 in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2024. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Sanders)

National Guard eyes UAS, air defense among 2024 priorities

The Guard's leadership briefed reporters at the Pentagon.
A transfer case is unloaded during the dignified transfer ceremony of the remains of three U.S. service members killed in the drone attack on the U.S. military outpost in Jordan, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on Feb. 2, 2024. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Stark reminders’: Experts assess how military tech must adapt after deadly drone attack on US troops

In separate discussions with DefenseScoop this week, defense experts shed light on the state of America’s sensing and air defense capabilities, and how global war on terrorism…
Airmen at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia perform field exercises during Force Protection Operational Rehearsal (FPOR). An Airman (right) carries the dismounted “manpack” JCREW system to show capabilities during the event in November of 2022. (Defense Dept. photo)

Navy sees IED and drone jamming as important use case for AI

The JCREW I1B1 system is used by the U.S. Navy, Air Force and international partners such as Australia.
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)

Navy SWO boss frustrated by shortage of directed energy weapons

U.S. Navy forces in the Red Sea are trying to defeat kamikaze drones and missile attacks.
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A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), participate in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) training in the United States Central Command area of operations, June 22, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Melissa Marnell)

DOD ‘moving fast’ to update counter-drone strategy

The Pentagon's expanded counter-UAS strategy will include a greater focus on offensive, “left-of-launch” capabilities.
Ukrainian servicemen of Ukrainian Air Defence unit, 241st separate brigade of the Territorial Defence Forces take part in a training in the Kyiv region on October 28, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine to get more laser-guided munitions to kill drones

A new tranche of U.S. military aid includes $300 million for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding.
Ukrainian soldiers of the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade prepare a SkyWiper anti-drone weapon at the front line near the town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on June 17, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii STEPANOV / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

DOD looking to buy a batch of SkyWiper counter-drone weapons for international partners

U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command is conducting market research ahead of an anticipated purchase of up to 100 handheld drone jammers.
An Area-I Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System, or ALTIUS, sails through the skies at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (Photo by Jose Mejia-Betancourth/CCDC AvMC Technology Development Directorate)

Chinese military boosting its ability to defeat kamikaze drones

In addition to kinetic systems that are designed to shoot down threats with projectiles and missiles, the Chinese military is also pushing ahead with electronic warfare tools…
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