Secret MALE

Butler, Amy
May 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/20/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 16, p26
Trade Publication
The article examines Italy's plan to develop a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone aircraft capable of combat operations. The project is discussed in relationship to U.S. refusals to allow Italy to arm the Reaper and Predator drone aircraft it has purchased from U.S. aerospace industries firms.


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