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Weekly Alert -- May 19, 2015

News on electronic-attack drones, UAV pilot training and more. Read the Alert

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Audit Contends Many Army Drone Pilots Are Poorly Trained

Government auditors have flagged what they consider substandard training of Army drone pilots, including a lack of flying hours by operators, little sensitivity about the issue by unit leaders and opaque readiness reporting to headquarters.

Army Deciding On Right-Sized Drone For Future Electronic-Attack Weapon

Officials are determining whether the Army's future electronic-attack weapon will be outfitted on a drone sized for a brigade or one serving a division, according to the ground service's electronic-warfare chief.

Senate Panel Sets Stage For Conference Debate On UCAS-D Extension

The Senate Armed Services Committee is setting the stage for a conference debate by directing the Navy to extend the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator program, according to the panel's mark submitted last week.

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