As Air Force looks to drone export reforms, focus is on speeding deliveries

By Sara Sirota / June 19, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Even though the Air Force has spent the last two years trying to reform its drone export enterprise, particularly working to accelerate transfers, industry insiders say they haven't seen the expected results. Proponents of increased drone sales have long complained the government's strict regulations on exports obstruct timely sales, excluding American companies from a global market dominated by Israel and China. They say the State Department especially inhibits deals. Many contractors were optimistic when the White House called for an...

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