Young Slams Air Force's UAV Acquisition Strategy as Illogical

By John Reed / April 27, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department's outgoing top weapon's buyer today sounded off against the Air Force's strategy for buying and fielding unmanned aerial systems, calling it illogical and wasteful. Speaking on his last day as DOD's under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, John Young claimed the service's insistence on having pilots take off and land drones was a leading cause of MQ-1 Predator crashes around the world -- all while the Army operates its version of the plane -- known as...

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