The Navy and the U.S. army have joined forces in the framework of the project “JYN”, which aims to overcome the lag of the military in such a sensitive sphere as the fight with a small commercial UAV. Thus, the Pentagon reluctantly admitted that not in forces independently to maintain the desired level of competitiveness in this area. Looking for military assistance to civilian specialists in IT-technologies.

The American fleet is combat lasers, and land – electronic warfare troops that can cope with the UAV. With the only caveat that designed these systems for military scale, to counter large, heavy machines. The main threat, as acknowledged by U.S. experts, now comes from small, unobtrusive and cheap drones, which packs bought through online shopping.

Commercial quadcopter – multi-tool, which is the more dangerous, the more underappreciated. But shoot missiles at flying toys expensive, even for the Pentagon’s budget, so all hope for the art of IT-specialists. They are required to develop new concepts to counter threats of this kind — preferably a small force. It is no coincidence that the name of the project – reference to the character alone from the movie “Star wars: Rogue One.”

“It is necessary to ensure that the Navy could gain a competitive advantage over commercial drone technology. And learn to withstand the potential use of these funds against the ships and resources of the Fleet,” said James Hertz, assistant Secretary of the Navy of the United States.
Source — Defense One