Fighting ISIS on the cheap
ISIS fight shows US military can use lower-cost weapons with lethal resultsThe military is looking at some off the shelf alternatives to expensive military platforms. It is also looking at smaller munitions for dealing with attacks on ISIS targets.
- The fight against the Islamic State is seen as a learning opportunity for the U.S. military as it looks to a future of a new kind of opponent in urban settings.
- Low-cost solutions, whether in precision weapons or lighter attack aircraft, provide advantages in an era of constrained budgets.
- Anti-UAV technology in demand as enemy develops more weaponized uses for drones.