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CBP Air and Marine Operations Unit Deploys Predator B UAS for Texas Border Security Mission

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Air and Marine Operations component has deployed an unmanned aircraft system to San Angelo, Texas, to help AMO personnel monitor border security in the state. CBP said Tuesday that the AMO deployment of General Atomics-built Predator B drone will utilize an existing AMO operating location and support the agency’s border …

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CNO John Richardson: Carrier-Launched Drone Program Should Pick Up Pace

U.S. Chief of Naval of Operations Adm. John Richardson has pushed for speedy progress in the U.S. Navy’s effort to develop a new unmanned armed aircraft for launch from a carrier at sea, Reuters reported Monday. Richardson believes the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program is the way forward for the …

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MDA Eyes Laser-Armed Drones to Revive Airborne Laser Program

The Missile Defense Agency is planning to revive its airborne laser program using an unmanned aircraft armed with an electric-powered laser to counter ballistic missile threats, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the future program will seek to address the continued challenge of engaging the missile target in …

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GAO: Navy Needs to Balance UCLASS Program Budget, Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has advised the U.S. Navy to review funding and technology resources for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance Strike aircraft development program. GAO said Monday the delay of Navy’s UCLASS program was caused by a debate over whether the future carrier-based drone’s primary mission should be surveillance …

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