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Effective C-sUAS demands agile mindset

12th January 2021 - 14:45 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

A new strategy from the DoD describes how the US armed forces can mitigate or defeat the risks posed by small drones to personnel, facilities and assets. Whereas previous strategies followed a piecemeal or service-specific approach, this time the DoD looked at the challenges confronting the whole department.

The US DoD released its 'Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) Strategy' on 7 January, to address risks posed by the exponential growth of small drones to armed forces personnel, facilities and assets.

This document provides the framework for addressing sUAS issues across the spectrum of DoD missions in the air, land and maritime domains.

The US Army will be responsible for leading and directing efforts to identify and prioritise joint gaps and C-sUAS solutions through the Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO), established in 2019.

The new strategy document describes how technology trends are 'dramatically transforming legitimate applications of sUAS while simultaneously making them …

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