America to Expand UAS Fleet by 35% in 10 Years

In the next decade, US defence spending on known medium- and large-size unmanned aircraft will be nearly $40 billion, increasing inventory by 35 percent.

Ranging in size from a private aircraft to a commercial jet, nearly 800 of these bigger drones are operating around the world, observing, collecting data and in some cases attacking the enemy.

The military also has thousands of mini-drones used for battlefield surveillance. Since 2001, the U.S. government is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 militants and civilians in drone attacks.

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Source: Washington Post

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