U.S. Sees Drones as Greatest New Threat since IEDs

(Bloomberg-MSN) Tony Capaccio - The "growing threat posed by unmanned aerial systems, coupled with our lack of dependable, networked capabilities to counter them, is the most concerning tactical development" in the Middle East since IEDs, Gen. Frank McKenzie, who heads the U.S. Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Since May 2019, Iranian-supported groups have "conducted scores of UAS reconnaissance flights near U.S. and Iraqi Security Force bases" and used drones in the September attack against Saudi oil facilities, McKenzie said.

2020-03-12 00:00:00

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