United States Fly High

Braybrook, Roy
June 2008
Armada International;Jun/Jul2008 Supplement, p2
The article discusses the status of aircraft technologies in the U.S. in 2008. According to the estimation of Teal Group in late 2007, the worldwide annual expense on drones will increase twice from $3.4 billion to $7.3 billion. The Pentagon foresees its unmanned aircraft procurement budget to grow steadily from $878.4 million in year 2007. In 2007, Darpa introduced its Vulture program that functions on developing a drone that can stay in the air for five years with a 450 kilogram payload.


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