US military chooses spy robots over men, boosts drones’ budget for 2015

The US military has increased its expenditures on drone programs for the year 2015. Research and development budgets have also been increased, though other military branches experience a considerable budget cut.

The US military has cut the general defense budget and introduced money-saving plans to stop traditional aircraft programs, while increasing expenditures on the drone fleet.

This means that MQ-9 Reaper program will provide the Air Force with 12 new attack drones. RQ-4 Global Hawk program has the largest funding increase comparing to 2014. At the same time, the MQ-1 Predator, and RQ-7/RQ-11/RQ-2 Shadow, Raven and Blackjack programs have seen a big budget cut, though, in general, the Pentagon requested $59.7 million more for its drone programs for 2015……

US military chooses spy robots over men, boosts drones’ budget for 2015

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