In a room filled with defense giants, three Army captains demonstrated a technology developed just weeks before the Association of the United States Army annual conference. The tool — a Cyber Capability Rifle — can remotely disable an overhead unmanned aerial vehicle, and it only cost $150 to develop.

With insurgents utilizing asymmetric warfare and employing asymmetric tools, the red tape faced by the United States in fielding new and necessary technologies to combat enemies is a hindrance to mission success.

Captains Brent Chapman, Matt Hutchison, and Erick Waage argue that in order to be prepared to operate across a range of operations, the Army needs to complement traditional acquisitions with an asymmetric process to empower and enable creativity and innovation on a tactical level.