February 21, 2015

New Armed UAV Export Rules Help US Firms

By Michael Horowitz

Source: Defense News

WASHINGTON — New US rules loosening restrictions on exports of armed drones should not only help US companies, but will also aid Washington in shaping "global norms of behavior" when it comes to strike UAVs, an expert said.

On Feb. 17, the US State Department released new rules for how and when it may sell a variety of armed drones to its allies.

The move comes as the Obama administration places a high priority on training and equipping its allies — in particular its NATO partners — to assume more of a role in regional stability, humanitarian and counterterrorism operations.

Read the full article at Defense News.

  • Michael Horowitz

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Michael C. Horowitz is a professor of political science and the associate director of Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct senior fellow ...