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According to the US media, the Pentagon’s top procurement official believes that combating small drones will be a priority for the US Department of Defense in 2020 and intends to condense such plans into “three or five” key systems that can be fully deployed.
According to a report on the US Cyberspace Warfare website on December 11, Ellen Lord, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense responsible for procurement and security, said in an interview on the 10th that a series of visits to the Middle East and other places led her to identify “we There needs to be continued focus on anti-UAV systems and strategies. “
Lord said, “In recent years, our military services and some agencies have been focusing on the development of systems to combat drones. What the Ministry of Defense has been doing, and I have always talked to relevant personnel is that we are taking these actions Together, we strive to be efficient and effective. “
It is reported that the world’s anti-drone market has developed rapidly in recent years, and large defense companies and small-scale commercial companies are trying to seize business opportunities in this market. It is estimated that the size of this market will be $ 1.8 billion in 2020 and will reach $ 5.4 billion by 2028. The Pentagon has been investing huge sums in several pilot programs related to this technology.
Lord’s responsible procurement and support department will continue to guide the agencies of the US Department of Defense in this area. She said that the US Army has recently been designated as the “executive agency” for anti-drone capabilities to ensure a unified vision of how to develop such capabilities. Lord would like to see a handful of proven technologies instead of having a large variety of systems.
“My goal is to make sure we have three or five systems that are built to address a range of different threats so we can achieve economies of scale and have some of the best systems,” said Lord.
The report said that a few weeks before her speech, the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Trusted Capital Markets Program” launched its first event, which aims to provide private investment in areas where the Pentagon requires the United States’ own technology base. Investors match small startups.
The event, held in Texas, focused on both small unmanned operating systems and the ability to defeat such systems. Lord said that 39 drone or anti-drone system manufacturers met with 12 providers of the Trusted Capital Markets Initiative. She later clarified that the 12 capital providers were not the only companies participating in the scheme.
PDP Reacts To Dethronement of Sanusi As Emir of Kano
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called the dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, by the Kano state government a huge political blunder.
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the timing of the action is worrisome.
The statement read: “The PDP however calls for calm and circumspection from all quarters, especially, given the security and political stability concerns in our nation.”
Recall that the State Government dethroned Muhammad Sanusi II over what it described as disrespect of lawful instructions from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and other lawful authorities.
Just few hours after he was removed, a new Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, was immediately appointed by the state government as the 15th Emir of Kano to replace Sanusi.
The Peoples Democratic Party further noted the deposition of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government at a time that the nation is battling worsening insecurity challenges shows the insensitivity and poor appraisal of core national stability issues by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The PDP, however called for calm and circumspection from all quarters, especially, given the security and political stability concerns in the nation
Women Exchange Blows Over Toilet Roll As Coronavirus Causes Shortage
A video has surfaced online showing the moment three women physically assaulted each other over a pack of toilet rolls as Coronavirus causes shortage.
The incident, according to reports, happened in Australia as citizens of the country are stocking up on supplies just in case the worst happens and it is leading to altercations.
The video shows one of the women with a trolley stacked with packs of toilet rolls in a shopping centre and the other woman wanted only one pack but she wouldn’t agree.
As she also desperately needed some of the scarce product, she insisted to get one at all cost, resulting in an altercation and physical attacks.
The Australian police have charged the women over the fight.
More than 102 000 people have been infected and the death toll keeps increasing by the day.
Former President Obasanjo Speaks On Removal Of Sanusi As Emir of Kano
A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has broken his silence following the dethronement of Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. Recall that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led governement on Monday dethroned Sanusi as Emir of Kano for being disrespectful to lawful authorities.
Reacting, Obasanjo in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said Sanusi’s dethronment was good and bad. According to him, the dethronment is good because Sanusi has paid the price.
The statement, which was shared by Senator Dino Melaye on Twitter reads, “I woke up this morning and after my morning exercise and meeting with my staff, I heard the sad and good news of your removal by the Executive Counicl of the Kano State Government.
“It is sad because it is underserved, it is good because you have paid the price. My prayer is that God should give you the fortitude and the courage to continue in the path that you have chosen for yourself in the best interest of our country and humanity.
“Please accept, Your Royal Highness the assurance of my highest consideration.”
Meanwhile, one of the sons of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Ado Bayero was immediatemy named as the 15th Fulani Emir of the state.