Thursday, February 9, 2012

Drone foreign sales discussed

Navy leaders are considering selling Scan Eagle unmanned drones to Kuwait, Pakistan and the Netherlands, according to a presentation by Marine Corp. Col. James Rector of the Naval Air Systems Command. He made the comment during the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International's annual program in Washington. There are also informal talks involving Australia and Japan to buy Global Hawk fixed-wing reconnaissance drones built by Northrop Grumman. (Source: AOL Defense, 02/09/12) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are built in part in Moss Point, Miss. Correction note: AOL Defense initially reported the drone being considered for sale was Fire Scout, rather than Scan Eagle.