Sunday, September 4, 2016

Eglin to host anti-drone tests

Eglin Air Force Base will be the site this year of a major test of technologies to detect, identify, track and defeat or disable unmanned systems. The tests, the 2016 edition of Black Dart, will be Sept. 11 to 23, according to Breaking Defense. Formerly classified, the counter-drone program is expanding to Eglin in search of more space and more capabilities, including ships. The program is run by the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO). Two Aegis destroyers will take part in this year’s exercise, said Navy Lt. Cdr. Ryan Leary, the exercise’s director. (Source: Breaking Defense, 09/02/16)