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Pentagon to Increase Stock of High-Altitude Drones

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military plans to more than triple its inventory of high-altitude, armed and unarmed drones capable of 24-hour patrols by 2020.

The long-range aviation plan delivered to Congress Feb. 2 calls for 800 high-altitude drones, up from 220 currently. “Recent operational experience and combat commander demands” are driving this “significant growth,” according to the plan submitted.


MQ-1 Predator

MQ-9 Reaper

MQ-8 Fire Scout

Imagine drones with A.I.

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When the government

take the terror out of war, the govt. takes away the reason to end war.

ABC News identified California

as the location from where these CIA drones were being controlled. Guess what state became a viable pre-emptive target?