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ISR, UAV, and Army Aviation communities all apparent winners in US FY10 defense budget revisions

6th April 2009 - 23:10 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) programs, Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the recruiting and training of additional Army helicopter crews all received additional funding emphasis under the recommended Fiscal Year 2010 US defense budget changes unveiled on 6 April.

"Today, I am announcing the key decisions I will recommend to the president with respect to the fiscal year 2010 defense budget," said Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.

"The president agreed to this unorthodox approach - announcing the [Defense] Department's request before the White House submits a budget to the Congress - because of the scope and significance of the

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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