31 Jan '17, 8pm

Marines seek to destroy enemy drones

It was only a matter of time until U.S. troops had to face the new sky threat: armed drones. Islamic State fighters in Mosul already have used quadcopters to drop grenade-sized bombs on Iraqi security forces, a U.S. commander in Iraq said recently. And drones are now so inexpensive and accessible that they can be bought at toy stores or online. The military is wasting no time looking for ways to jam and destroy enemy drones, said Lt. Col. Dave Sousa, of Marine Corps Combat Development Command. “This is not just the Marine Corps,” Sousa told Marine Corps Times. “This is all services: Army, Navy Air Force and Coast Guard – other government agencies. Everybody is looking at this: Academia, DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency], you name it.” The goal is to find ways to disrupt the link between the operator and drone, rendering it useless, or blasting drones out of...

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