Pentagon to Set Up Counter-Drone Office.

 
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* The Pentagon will stand up a counter-unmanned aerial system office that will be headed by the Army, said the Defense Department's top weapons buyer Jan. 14.

Following the Dubai Air Show in November, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord visited numerous locations across the Middle East including U.S. military installations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"The thing that was really top of everybody's mind were counter-UAS," she told reporters. "We see that small UAS are becoming a more popular weapon of choice ... [and] we need to be agile and pivot to that challenge."

Pentagon leaders recently decided to designate the Army as the executive agent for counter-drone technologies, Lord said. The new office will be stood up in Arlington, Virginia, in the...

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