The U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper received some hefty cuts from the Senate 2014 defense policy bill, but the defense-wide program for the UAV got a $25 million boost to a $3 million total request. Overall, the mark from the Senate Armed Services committee, approved June 21 and reported this week, barely changed the request: less than 1% was cut from the procurement base budget; less than half a percent added to the research budget. Only 85 lines were changed, from the more than 1,600 ...

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