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US to Purchase Fleet of Enhanced Drones Despite Budget Cuts | THE JEENYUS CORNER


The sequester won’t stop the US Air Force from acquiring new extended-range drones for overseas operations, a recent report says. Experts speculate why the US is so keen on advancing the drone program, allegedly pushing it to the 2014 budget.

According to a report issued by Defense News, an extended-range (ER) version of the unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper is due to be purchased by the US Air Force. The new drone’s design would allow it to operate for 42 hours, or 35 hours if loaded with a missile, significantly extending UAV’s flying range.

Although there has been no official comment on related budget submissions, a senior Defense Department source told the media that a request for funding the program will be considered by Congress as early as this March.

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One comment on “US to Purchase Fleet of Enhanced Drones Despite Budget Cuts | THE JEENYUS CORNER

  1. yep money for war and death only, irony is it is your money mwuahahahaha.
    recommend long distance running training ;)

    Reinstate Military Tuition Assistance (TA) and block the Armed Service Branches from any further suspension of TA.


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