Air Force reaching out to industry to find new ways to protect flightlines from enemy UAVs and other threats

July 7, 2021
Most discussions focus on the kinetic threats of enemy UAVs, but AFWERX also mentions protecting against data leaks from unauthorized surveillance.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force is asking for outside ideas on how to protect its flightlines at permanent and temporary air bases at home and abroad. The Drive reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 July 2021 -- AFWERX, a Air Force program to bring innovation and entrepreneurs to Air Force programs, has announced a challenge that seeks new ways to protect the flightline, including neutralizing intruding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

That goal is part of the AFWERX Flightline Security Challenge which is reaching out to academia, the private sector, and other government agencies for solutions related to protecting flightlines at air bases from enemy UAVs.

Aside from the Flightline Security Challenge, AFWERX also is accepting proposals through this week for aircraft and airfield maintenance and repair.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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