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Allies remonstrated with US on new UAV export policy

31st July 2020 - 15:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


A decision by the US government to use national discretion to reinterpret the multinational Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) agreement went against explicit requests from close allies not to do so.

The Trump administration, on 24 July, formally moved to make the international sale and transfer of US manufactured UAVs with a maximum airspeed of less than 800km/h easier, by effectively lifting ‘strong presumption of denial’ guidance for systems falling into that category.

‘There was great and widespread opposition to this [change] amongst the US’ closest allies, not just other MTCR members,’ Rachel Stohl, VP at the Stimston Centre, a

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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