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    Drone Flying over Guam Marine Corps Base ‘Disabled’ as Service Touts New Tools to Take Down Unmanned Aircraft

    Drone Flying over Guam Marine Corps Base ‘Disabled' as Service Touts New Tools to Take Down Unmanned Aircraft

    A Marine base in Guam “disabled” a drone flying over the installation Sunday, prompting a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquest and a warning to the public that unmanned aerial systems are prohibited on Defense Department property, according to the service.

    The incident occurred at Blaz, a fairly base that was established last year in an effort to boost the Corps' presence in the Indo-Pacific against Chinese influence in the region. When asked, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps would not say whether it was a civilian or foreign drone that was shot down, citing the ongoing NCIS investigation.

    Earlier this month, commanders in charge of two Pacific-aligned rotational units said that unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, were a “wicked problem” that they did not have assets to combat on their own. In a press release the following week, the Marine Corps touted how it was “one step closer to defeating” UAS as it urgently works to bring the capability to Marines' hands.

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    “On Jan. 14, a drone flying over Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz was disabled,” Maj. Diann Rosenfeld, a spokesperson for the base, told .com on Monday. “NCIS is investigating the incident. As a public reminder, drone activity over Guam DoD property is prohibited.”

    When pressed for details, Rosenfeld declined to specify how the drone was…

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