Air Force sees opportunities to scale production of drones, software for wars of attrition
There has long been concern about the ability to replace equipment losses during a large-scale conventional war. A senior Air Force official believes autonomous systems and software could be part of the solution.
New $3B US military aid package for Ukraine includes VAMPIRE counter-drone systems
The biggest single tranche of Ukraine security assistance that the United States has announced to date will include counter-UAS systems and a slew of other weapons.
US to provide ScanEagle drones to Ukraine￼
The long-endurance unmanned aerial system could be used to locate and target Russian forces.
New $1B arms package for Ukraine includes munitions that can shoot down cruise missiles, drones
A new $1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine, includes missiles for the NASAMS system.
New legislation would slash DOD funding for counter-drone systems￼
The chairman’s mark for the Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2023 defense spending bill recommends cutting $106 million from the Army’s budget request to buy capabilities to defeat small drones.
Air Force secretary tight-lipped about new Phoenix Ghost suicide drone￼
A great deal of secrecy still surrounds the weapon, which was developed by the U.S. Air Force and is being used on the battlefield in Ukraine.