THE U.S. MILITARY IS HIRING HACKERS TO KILL SMALL DRONES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

THE U.S. MILITARY IS HIRING HACKERS TO KILL SMALL DRONES

The U.S. Navy is hiring a new team of hackers, engineers, and scientists to find ways to stop swarms of commercial drones.

Drones are causing problems for militaries around the world, and the Navy wants to make sure it can prevent more issues as the technology gets more sophisticated, according to Defense One — a chilling glimpse of the future of counter-insurgent warfare.

ARMS RACE
Off-the-shelf drones can already disrupt airports and be used as makeshift bombs, and the military has taken note of the threat, developing lasers and digital tools to counter the emerging threat.

The Navy is now joining forces with the Army on an anti-drone project called JYN (named after, yes, a “Star Wars” character). According to a memo reviewed by Defense One, Navy leadership sees anti-drone efforts as a crucial step to stay on top of new technological weaponry.

KEEPING PACE
The Navy is treating this new recruitment drive as a way to make sure that the military stays up to speed on new technology, refreshing not only its own research but also the minds developing it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It sounds as though the US military is squarely behind in the development of this anti-drone technology, and - yet again - in spite of the massive budgets it receives, is having to play "catch-up" here.

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