Trump signs new policy to bypass informal restrictions on unmanned aerial system exports

By Justin Doubleday / July 24, 2020 at 5:16 PM
The Trump administration is seeking to boost U.S. exports of unmanned aerial systems by reinterpreting how those aircraft are treated under the Missile Technology Control Regime. The new policy clears the way for the U.S. government to more easily sell large unmanned aerial systems, such as General Atomics' MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones, to foreign nations. The regime, an informal political understanding between 35 nations, seeks to limit the proliferation of missiles and missile technologies. It designates all rockets...

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