“US Sending Experimental Anti-Drone Weapons to Ukraine” –DefenseOne

Shahed 136 drones. Iranian military photo

Defense One has a post about a new anti-drone system that is expected to be sent to Ukraine to counter Russia’s Iranian made Shahed-136 suicide drones.

In addition to APKWS laser guided rockets,

“The system also includes a M240 machine-gun mount and an electronic warfare system that can take control of a commercial drone, including any DJI-brand system not operating with advanced encryption…”

The Coast Guard should have an interest in a counter drone capability both for the Webber class WPCs based in Bahrain and for domestic counter terrorism. Such a system, combining APKWS with a 30mm gun, would also be useful against other potential threats as well.


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