For France and the U.K., it is a straightforward calculus: At a time of fiscal pressures, it makes sense to pursue unmanned aircraft programs cooperatively. But for other players, the implications of this move are troublesome and raise concerns about broader European defense industrial considerations. Europe's approach to meeting long-unmet unmanned aerial system (UAS) needs has become the battleground for these divergent views. With France and the U.K. having decided to work ...


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