NATO Signs $1.7 Billion Contract to Buy U.S.-Made DronesSubmitted by go213mph on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:22
Here we go again selling stuff to ourselves. The US provides 75% of the funding for NATO. So "we the people" have now bought (and sold) drones to that peace loving organization NATO. Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia are also going to "chip in" on the funding. I guess that gets them their own supply of drones too. It's a brave new orwellian world.
"Northrop Grumman is very happy with how this year’s NATO summit in Chicago turned out.
The defense contractor officially closed a deal with the alliance for the purchase of five Block 40 Global Hawk drones. The sale will earn Northrop Grumman $1.7 billion.
NATO commanders were apparently pleased with the performance of the U.S. military’s Global Hawks for surveillance during the bombing campaign in Libya last year, prompting the alliance to purchase some of their own unmanned planes.
Thirteen of the 28 NATO member countries will help pay for drones: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and, of course, the United States."