North America The House Armed Services Committee is again moving to defund the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS), providing just $2.5 million against the Pentagon’s $45 million request in the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. JLENS is a tethered aerostat designed for airborne early warning and control. Darpa has launched the Transformative Design (Trades) program, a fundamental research effort to ...


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