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FAA evaluates unique laser-blocking eyewear developed by Air Force Research Lab

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Lab officials expect first-round assessments from the FAA soon.

Pentagon’s counter-UAS chief wants more widespread training on drone-killer systems

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The Ukraine-Russia war highlights the need for more U.S. troops to learn how to use counter-drone weapons on the frontlines of future battlefields, according to the director of the Pentagon’s Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office.

Hicks’ multi-state tour to focus on emerging and disruptive defense tech

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Military technologies and strategic competition against China will be a primary focus for the deputy secretary of defense on her upcoming trip.

Senators propose big boost in funding to upgrade DOD’s test ranges

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The chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2023 defense appropriations bill recommends spending about $1.8 billion on these efforts.

Bill would prod Pentagon to accelerate fielding of new tech to defeat drone swarms

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Legislation calls for the Pentagon to develop a new a strategy to counter swarms of unmanned aerial systems.

Army moves to innovate how it shields aircraft from directed energy weapons

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Small businesses are invited to apply to a new R&D opportunity.

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