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Joint initiative targets small UAS threat
Against a growing plethora of tactical solutions to deal with the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) threat, US Army representatives utilised the recent AUSA annual meeting in Washington DC, to describe a consolidated approach.
Representing the new Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), US Army COL Rob Hensley characterised the use of sUAS – also known as Group 1-3 UAS – as ‘low-cost/high-reward’ ISR and lethal-attack threats.
‘The US is facing a variety of threats, everywhere from strategic near-peer competitors to regional powers, along with failed weak states, criminal organisations and even hobbyists who present a hazard …
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