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Pentagon approves American-made small drones for the U.S. Military

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Pentagon approves American-made small drones for the U.S. Military

Article by Paul Best – FOXBusiness.

Approval comes after Congress banned Chinese-made small drones for military use

The Pentagon approved five small drone makers this week to sell their products to the U.S. Military and federal agencies starting in September.

The project, coined Blue small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), is the culmination of an 18-month effort by the Defense Innovation Unit to provide trusted, secure sUAS to the U.S. military.

“Blue sUAS represents a tremendous first step toward building a robust and trusted UAS domestic industrial base that ensures sustained delivery of highly-capable, secure UAS to the warfighters that depend on it,” Michael Kratsios, acting under secretary of defense for research and engineering, said in a statement Thursday. “Blue sUAS showcases how we can both work with small, nontraditional companies and our allies and partners to quickly pilot cutting-edge technologies that support our mutual defense.” […]

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