Welcome to the first season of the new Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
The guest on this episode is Shaan Shaikh, a fellow with the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
In November, Shaikh co-authored a 64-page report, "Countering Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems," which outlines the military threats posed by small uncrewed aerial systems (sUAS). The report assesses the challenging nature of the C-sUAS mission for the Department of Defense with a threat that is "cheap and plentiful" against defenses that are "still emerging and bring significantly higher costs."
Shaikh discusses the cost of countering small UAS at air, land and sea, as well as how the concept of operations for C-sUAS is still evolving.