The Department of Defense Counter-UAS Strategy provides the framework for addressing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) across the spectrum from hazards to threats both domestically and internationally.

Publication Date- January 2021

The Department of Defense Counter-UAS Strategy contains the following main sections:

Security Environment

  • Changing Character of Warfare
  • Emergent Strategic Competition
  • Challenges to the U.S. Military Advantage
  • Three Operating Environments: Homeland, Host Nation, and Contingency Locations

A New Strategic Approach

  • Joint Counter-sUAS Office

Ready The Force

  • Line of Effort 1: Ready The Force
    • 1.1- Coordinate development of threat assessments that can inform current and future joint capability requirements.
    • 1.2 -Synchronize DoD S&T investments and accelerate development of key joint C-sUAS technologies.
    • 1.3- Develop common information sharing architecture solutions to address current and future threat sUAS.
    • 1.4-Establish joint C-sUAS Test and Evaluation (T&E) protocols, standards and methodologies.

Defend The Force

  • Line of Effort 2: Defend The Force
    • 2.1- Deliver joint capabilities that are synchronized across DOTMLPF-P.
    • 2.2- Develop operational concepts and doctrine to improve the Joint Force’s competitive edge.
    • 2.3- Establish joint training standards, refine existing training content, and transition to Service training.

Build The Team

  • Line of Effort 3: Build The Team
    • 3.1- Partner with the national security innovation base (NSIB) and other non-federal entities (NFE) to facilitate rapid development of joint capabilities to mitigate hazardous sUAS and deter and defeat threat.
    • 3.2- Sustain, strengthen, and maximize interoperability with allies and partner nations.
    • 3.3- Coordinate with domestic entities to enable interoperability and maximize integration with our federal agencies to protect DoD facilities and assets in the homeland.

Author- Department of Defense

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