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Special Ops Community Eyeing New Drone Technology | National Defense
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Special Ops Community Eyeing New Drone Technology | National Defense

U.S. Special Operations Command is seeking new drone technology as it prepares to face more advanced enemies. Meanwhile, industry is offering solutions to help elite warfighters deal with growing threats.

Unmanned aerial vehicles currently in the fleet are at risk of obsolescence as adversaries enhance their counter-drone capabilities, SOCOM officials said during a panel discussion at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida, which was hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association.

“Our UAVs are not designed for the kind of threat environments … [they will face] in the future,” said Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo, commander of Army Special Operations Command.

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