Key challenge for anti-drone tech
In the USA, a pressing issue in the age of advanced weaponry is upgrading software for anti-drone systems
Defense Express writes about it.
In today's world, protecting against unmanned aerial threats is a top priority for global militaries. The United States is actively developing laser-based systems to counter drones. Yet, they recognize that the software behind these systems is just as vital.
This concern was highlighted during a recent technology conference by Stephen Bowden, the executive director of the US Marine Corps land systems program. He asked, "How will your software adapt to evolving threats like drone swarms when Marines can't always download updates instantly?"
The Joint Special Operations Command also stresses the importance of adaptable software. The article notes that integrating new sensors or technology should be a seamless process. This emphasis on software extends beyond anti-drone systems to the broader concept of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
There is a need for software that rapidly analyzes and shares data, giving commanders quick decision-making capabilities. We also need companies to share data and documentation to ensure compatibility between new and old technologies.
In summary, as anti-drone systems advance, keeping their software agile and compatible is a critical challenge.