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The Unstoppable Spread of Armed Drones

Oct 25, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Growing Exports of Armed Drones
Despite progress by other countries toward building their own unmanned weapons systems, the technology used in drones such as the MQ-1 Predator has given the United States the edge in development, if not exports, of such vehicles.
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As more nations develop and export the technology, the use of unmanned weapons systems will inevitably increase. Attempts to curb the spread of armed drones are becoming more difficult now that the United States is no longer their sole developer. China, in particular, has grown as a global exporter of unmanned combat systems, and other countries are planning to follow suit....

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