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Report: China Ramping Up Armed, Unarmed Drone Development

China has deployed unarmed reconnaissance and ocean surveillance drones in Northeast Asia near Japan, the Senkaku islands and along China’s southern coast, the Washington Times reports. Citing U.S. intelligence officials, Bill Gertz writes China could also send drones to the South China Sea. One drone, the China’s CH-4 drone, appears to be …

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George Little: Iran Unsuccessfully Attempted to Intercept American Drone

The Department of Defense announced Thursday that the nation of Iran unsuccessfully attempted to intercept an unmanned American MQ-1, the “Predator” drone manufactured by aerospace and defense contractor General Atomics. The aircraft was flying in international waters on a March 12 classified surveillance flight, the Pentagon said, when an Iranian F-4 Phantom …

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Report: Pentagon to Invest $770B in Aircraft Through 2022

The Defense Department plans to spend $770 billion on its aircraft acquisition, maintenance and operation programs between fiscal years 2013 and 2022, Aviation Week reports. The Pentagon sent its 30-year aviation plan to Congress earlier this month and reported that yearly aircraft spending for all military branches will peak at …

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Battle Tested: Fight and Flight?

Over the past year, while major weapons systems have been canceled left and right as defense budgets have shrunk, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have remained a bright spot in the market. In fact, some industry analysts predict the global market for UAVs will top $11.5 billion annually by 2020. However, while …

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