DARPA seeks to equip small ground units with up-to-date counter-A2/AD capabilities
1 Mar 19
Original Source – Janes 360
In preparation for US ground troops operating in austere environments against larger forces equipped with the latest technologies, the Pentagon’s research and development organisation is moving on with a programme to equip small units with the capacity to combat foe’s Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) capabilities.
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it will hold an industry day on 18 March for its System of Systems Enhanced Small Units (SESU) programme in order to gain insight into technologies that will enable units with 200-300 soldiers, as well as “limited rear-echelon support”, to “destroy, deceive, and/or disrupt the adversary’s A2/AD capabilities in order to enable joint and coalition multi-domain operations at appropriate times and locations”, as well as hinder an adversary’s maneuver capabilities.