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How Do You Spell Joint? A-R-M-Y: A DOD Update on Unmanned Systems Defense

In a March 4, 2020 Policy Memo (PM), the new Secretary of Defense (SecDef), General Lloyd Austin, unveiled his top three priorities: defending the nation, taking care of people and succeeding through teamwork. At the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Defense Phase I Air Day, Christopher O’Donnell, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense or Acquisition (DASD(A)), who provides guidance for unmanned systems (UxS) across all domains, discussed how the DOD will fulfill these priorities in the unmanned aircraft arena through Autonomous and Remotely Crewed Systems (ARCS) and counter-UAS (CUAS).

Topics: U.S. Army, drones, Short Range Reconnaissance. SRR, Future Tactical UAS, FTUAS, Blue UAS, Counter-UAS

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