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Weekly Alert -- December 16, 2014

News on the Navy's MQ-4C Triton, the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper and more. Read the Alert

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Spending Bill Slashes $41.5M From Triton, Requires Additional Oversight

The fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations spending bill slashed $41.5 million from the Navy's request for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned autonomous vehicle program and directs additional oversight of the effort because of cost overruns and development delays.

Air Force Extending Endurance Of 53 More Baseline MQ-9 Reapers

The Air Force wants to install external fuel tanks on 53 additional unmanned MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to extend the hunter-killer platform's range.

Air Force Not Pursuing Lockheed Plan For Unmanned U-2 Conversion

As Congress moves to prevent the Air Force from retiring the U-2 and postpone spending on Global Hawk modifications, the service confirmed this week it does not want to convert the high-altitude spy plane into an optionally-manned aircraft -- as proposed by the original manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

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