The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of our S&T (Science and Technology) money going towards directed energy projects,” up from about a third previously, said the AMD modernization director, Brig. Gen.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer new or improved military capability in many airpower applications. Contemporary UASs range in size from aircraft with wingspans exceeding 150 feet to vehicles that fit into the palm of an operator’s hand. Medium-sized unmanned aircraft such as the MQ-1B Predator have become icons of American counterterrorism warfare, but small unmanned
U.S. Army counter-unmanned aircraft experts are asking Syracuse Research Corp. (SRC) in North Syracuse, N.Y., to build as many as 15 ruggedized deployable counter-drone systems designed to destroy or disable enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $65 million contract to SRC on Tuesday to