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Army conducting market research for kamikaze drones

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The Army is conducting market research with an eye on loitering munitions and other unmanned aerial system technology that could make squads and other units more lethal.

US more than doubling its commitment of Phoenix Ghost kamikaze drones to Ukraine

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The United States has committed to sending an additional 1,100 Phoenix Ghost loitering munitions to Ukraine as part of a new $400 million security assistance package.

US Missile Defense Review includes new focus on kamikaze drones, other UAS threats

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The new MDR departs from previous iterations of the U.S. strategy document in highlighting the threat posed by unmanned aerial systems.

DOD intensifying search for new tech to defeat kamikaze drones

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The DOD is about to release a white paper asking industry for new ideas for countering adversaries’ kamikaze drones. That outreach will be followed by a technology demonstration later this fiscal year.

Pentagon acquisition chief sees ‘lots of different options’ for procuring kamikaze drones

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The DOD's top weapons buyer doesn't see supply chain issues or industrial base shortfalls when it comes to loitering munitions.

Air Force secretary tight-lipped about new Phoenix Ghost suicide drone

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The American-made Phoenix Ghost loitering munition is being used to great effect in the Ukraine-Russia war, U.S. officials say, but the head of the service that developed the weapon is being tight-lipped about its capabilities and the Pentagon’s plans for employing the system for its own use. The Department of Defense is keen on acquiring new loitering munitions — also known as suicide drones, kamikaze drones or tactical unmanned aerial…

American kamikazes: Pentagon has big plans for suicide drones

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Multiple branches of the U.S. military are eager to add more loitering munitions to their arsenals. The weapons will give them new tools, but the technology also poses a threat to American forces that must be countered, experts say. These types of systems, sometimes referred to as kamikaze drones or suicide drones, are different than traditional munitions because of their ability to loiter and search for targets to strike. They…