As defense budgets are marked up, drones clear hurdles technically and philosophically.
Investing in smarter drones could determine the future, which includes carriers no matter what, say Navy officials.
Eleven furlough days announced same day as first carrier catapult launch of X-47B UCAS. Also, how ‘drones’ were named.
F-35, other programs facing manufacturing issues.
Also down: Pentagon contracts and government cybersecurity salaries.
Observers surprised at China’s speed, legislators crave drone jobs for constituents.
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Congressman calls for looking at the bigger picture in air/sea defense tactics.
Significant reduction to UAV funding is expected even as investment is encouraged in “thrust” areas
Pentagon and Congressional leaders prepare to spar over budget numbers while cyber security continues to get heightened attention.