Military Capabilities

Pentagon acquisition chief makes counter-UAS top priority

12 December 2019

The US Department of Defense plans to redouble efforts in countering threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with the Pentagon's top acquisition official putting the mission near the top of US national security priorities for 2020.

"One of the threats seen in every [area of responsibility] ... coming towards a lot of our military installations are a variety of different drones," Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said. "We have had each of the services and a number of agencies over the last few years focused on trying to come up with systems to combat this ...

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