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The Army’s Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Project Management Office, in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Command, executed a flight demonstration involving the first launch of the Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (Altius) 700 air vehicle on Dec. 3, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Army photo by Daniel Henke.)

SOCOM gearing up to assess air-launched kamikaze drones

U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for loitering munitions that can be dropped from a variety of aircraft in its inventory.
Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, is guided by Col. J. Frederick Dente, V Corps chief of staff, during a visit to Camp Kościuszko, Poland, Sep. 8, 2022. (Photo by Spc. Dean Johnson)

Army acquisition chief hopeful that Congress will grant reprogramming request for Replicator

With loitering munitions reportedly in the running for accelerated mass production, the Army’s top weapons buyer expressed hope that lawmakers will sign off on the Pentagon’s reprogramming…
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A U.S. Marine Corps Hero-400 loitering munition drone is staged before flight on San Clemente Island, California, May 25, 2022. The Hero-400 is a loitering munition that the United States Marine Corps and other Department of Defense entities are beginning to incorporate into specific mission sets. This initial training flight develops the unmanned aerial systems pilots’ confidence and abilities to be able to operate the Hero-400 in any clime and place, and enabling 3rd MAW to remain a more lethal and ready force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Childs)

Marines to develop air-launched loitering munitions with swarm capability for Indo-Pacific operations

The project — called the Long-Range Attack Munition — was revealed Monday in the annual update to Force Design 2030.
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)

US commits to procuring a variety of additional drones for Ukraine on anniversary of Russian invasion

The $2 billion security assistance package announced by the Pentagon on Friday includes an unspecified number of JUMP 20, Switchblade 600, ALTIUS-600 and CyberLux K8 unmanned aerial…
Soldiers deployed to At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, fire an 81 mm mortar weapon system during a readiness exercise on April 22, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)

Garrison in Syria used by US troops attacked by kamikaze drones

American military forces and their local partners in Syria were attacked by multiple kamikaze drones on Friday, according to U.S. Central Command.
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