Pentagon rolls out new, small drones for government use, offering alternative to Chinese-made aircraft

By Justin Doubleday / August 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM
The Pentagon announced today the availability of new, U.S.-manufactured, small unmanned aircraft systems for a variety of government uses after the Defense Department and other federal agencies phased out their use of popular Chinese-made drones and components due to security concerns. The small UAS are being made available for government purchase under the Defense Innovation Unit's "Blue sUAS" program. The drones are modified versions of commercial products offered by five companies: Altavian, Parrot, Skydio, Teal Drones and Vantage Robotics, according...

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