Pentagon Lays Out Framework for Addressing Small UAS With New Strategy

Pentagon Lays Out Framework for Addressing Small UAS With New Strategy
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The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a new strategy to establish a framework for addressing and countering small unmanned aircraft systems.

The DoD Counter-sUAS Strategy calls for department stakeholders to work together to meet three strategic objectives and one of those is the need to improve the Joint Force through collaboration and innovation to protect defense personnel, facilities and assets in the U.S., host countries and contingency locations.

The strategy also calls for the development of materiel and nonmateriel platforms that facilitate secure and safe implementation of DoD missions and development and expansion of relationships with partners and allies to protect the country’s interests at home and overseas.

Ready the Force, Defend the Force and Build the Team are the strategy’s three lines of effort. To prepare the force, actions include the development of threat assessments that can inform future and current joint capability requirements and efforts to accelerate the development of joint C-sUAS technologies.

The second line of effort calls for the development of operational concepts and doctrine to enhance the Joint Force’s competitive edge and establishment of joint training standards.

Building the team calls for stakeholders to strengthen and sustain interoperability with allies and partner nations and advance partnerships with the national security innovation base and other nonfederal entities to advance the rapid development of joint capabilities to defeat and deter hostile sUAS.

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