U.S. Central Command Conducts Week-Long Hackathon Focused on Countering One-Way Unmanned Aerial Systems

TAMPA, Fla. – In January, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) hand-selected 15 coders from across the Department of Defense to participate in a “critical mission” hackathon called SANDTRAP.

This hackathon focused on data and software challenges related to countering one-way unmanned aerial systems (cUAS), a mission that is critically important to the protection of U.S. and partner forces in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. The SANDTRAP hackathon served as a special event within the BRAVO series, a DoD-wide recurring hackathon. Over the course of the week-long hackathon, the coders built prototypes to improve speed and accuracy of cUAS processes.

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Source: U.S. Central Command