Under the heading above, Mikhail Khodaryonok wrote in Gazeta Roo about a Pentagon plan to operate drones hunters in 2022.
The article reads: The United States wants to implement a new strategy to combat drones. By 2022, the Pentagon plans to acquire relatively inexpensive interceptors.
A little over a year ago, the United States Department of Defense created the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Office. JCO) Under the command of the ground forces.
In this regard, the editor-in-chief of the “drones” magazine, Denis Fedotinov, told “Gazeta Ro”: “The issue of fighting drones has been dealt with relatively recently. This is due to a number of circumstances: First, the last ten to fifteen years have been a period. Rapid growth in the number of systems developed, produced and operated; second, in parallel with this, the range of drones in use is expanding, including the orientation towards smaller ones; third, the functionality of drones has increased; Fourth, with the increase in the supply of drones in the market, their price has decreased And it became more easy to acquire, and therefore more widespread. “
According to the newspaper’s guest, the speed with which these changes have occurred and are still taking place, along with the failure to develop methods and means to confront drones, determines the degree of the increase in new risks, including those related to the possibilities of using these weapons and the ammunition they provide. The dangerous thing is that the targets can be military, as has been repeatedly noted in the example of Syria and Iraq, and they can also be civilian, as happened in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Venezuela, etc.
According to Fedotinov, these conditions have led to an intensification of work to develop means to counter these threats.
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