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Joint initiative targets small UAS threat

25th October 2021 - 12:43 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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Members of the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in the UAE demonstrate the use of a Dronebuster for C-sUAS. (Photo: USAF/Tech Sgt Kat Justen)

The Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office embodies a focused and targeted approach across the US armed services to develop a toolkit of solutions.

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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