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US GAO report calls for greater UAS efficiencies

31st July 2009 - 10:55 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, DC


The US Government Accountability Office (GAO), self-described as "the investigative arm of Congress" has released a new report calling for greater commonalities and efficiencies among US Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

The 30 July 2009 report, GAO-09-520, was prepared for the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

In the study, GAO investigators noted that, “from 2008 through 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to invest over $16 billion to develop and procure additional unmanned aircraft systems.”

“While proving successful on the battlefield, DOD’s unmanned aircraft acquisitions continue to incur cost and

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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