counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)

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.
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…
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)

SOCOM encountering challenges connecting counter-drone systems with software and data

An official compared current constraints with counter-UAS platforms to those often attributed to the Pentagon-wide effort known as Joint All-Domain Command and Control.
The 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery’s U.S. Army Patriot Missile Systems arrived in Croatia May 17, 2021 to participate in DEFENDER-Europe 21 associated exercise Astral Knight 21 and exercise Immediate Response 21. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexandra Shea)

US commits Patriot air defense system to aid Ukraine

The Patriot system is part of a new security assistance package valued at $1.85 billion that was unveiled as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Washington to…
This photograph shows an object of a critical power infrastructure as it burns after a drone attack to Kyiv, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. – Drones attacked the Ukrainian capital early on December 19, 2022 morning, the Kyiv city military administration said, urging people to heed air alerts. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

White House hints at sending more counter-drone systems to Ukraine

The Biden administration is assessing Ukraine’s air defense needs amid an onslaught of drone attacks by Russia, White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John…
Ukrainian soldiers on the collapsed bridge that crosses the Irpin River aim for a suspected Russian observation drone on March 6, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. (Photo Laurent Van der Stockt pour Le Monde/Getty Images)

New $275M Ukraine assistance package includes more counter-drone weapons

A Pentagon spokesperson declined to provide more details about the counter-UAS tech due to operational security considerations.