February 17, 2016

US military will get more MQ-9 Reaper, Triton and Blackjack drones

In 2017, the USA is spending $2.4 billion on unmanned flying drones for research and procurement

They will procure 24 of MQ-9 Reaper drones.

The Navy requested $293 million for research, development, testing and evaluation as well as an additional $464.7 for procurement, with the addition of two new Triton drones, for a grand total of $757.7 million.

The Navy has asked for $70 million in procurement from OCO funds for four additional Blackjack drones while the Marines have requested $80.2 million for procurement from the base budget for four additional aircraft.

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