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India-US ‘Tailoring’ Predator UAV For Multi-Service Buy

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

The Predator B’s weapons, avionics and comms suites will all need to be specially configured to meet the needs of India’s military.

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China’s Eating Up US Drone Market; U.S. Troops At Risk

Posted by Paul McLeary on

While Washington struggles to update its arms export policies, China is spreading its influence, one drone sale at a time.

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NSC Readies Major Overhaul in US Arms Exports

Posted by Paul McLeary on

The Trump Administration is putting the final touches on a plan to speed up arms sales to allies, and play catchup to China and Israel in selling armed drones.

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For AIA, ‘America First’ Means First In Capabilities & Sales

Posted by Colin Clark on

PARIS AIR SHOW: As much as I tried to give David Melcher slack to say the powerful Aerospace Industries Association he leads was finding it more difficult to do business under the chaotic and oft-bewildering Trump administration, he kept saying things were pretty well in hand. “The first year of an administration is certainly more… Keep reading →

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State’s New Armed Drone Policy Confuses Ends With Means

Posted by David Deptula on

The intent behind the State Department’s new international policy for armed drones is admirable in principle but the declaration’s hoped-for real-world effect will fall short for three reasons. First, the combat effects of drones can be achieved through a variety of military means. Second, Remotely Piloted Aircraft (as the Air Force calls them) are tools whose use is guided by policy… Keep reading →

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What Obama’s Drone Export Policy Really Means

Posted by Peter Lichtenbaum on

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It seems like drones are everywhere in Washington. A drone landed on the White House lawn, the Federal Aviation Administration released regulations for small commercial drones in U.S. airspace, and, most recently, the State Department finally unveiled a long-awaited policy on the export of U.S.-origin military and commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), colloquially referred to as… Keep reading →

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Predator Maker Redesigns UAV To Boost Exports

Posted by Eddie Walsh on

Each generation has military platforms which define it. Inter-continental ballistic missiles, stealth bombers, and nuclear propulsion submarines assumed that mantle during the Cold War. In the post-Cold War period, few military platforms have captivated the War on Terror generation like the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Despite great success on the battlefield, American defense firms have… Keep reading →

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