Skip to comments.US reportedly plans to arm Italy’s drones
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT by opentalk
The Obama administration plans to arm Italys fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies, according to lawmakers and others familiar with the matter.
The sale would make Italy the first foreign country besides Britain to fly U.S. drones armed with missiles and laser-guided bombs. U.S. officials said Italy intends initially to deploy the armed drones in Afghanistan.
Lawmakers who question the planned deal say the decision to weaponize Italys unarmed surveillance drones could make it harder for the U.S. to deny similar capabilities to other North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies, and set back efforts to urge sales limitations on other nations that make sophisticated drones such as Israel.
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The Italian drones will be beautiful but I'm not sure they will work.
Maybe the Italians designed our drones--looks like it; they are BEAUTIFUL for weapons.
let the string of bad Mafia jokes commence...
There should be a bounty on all drones over America.
Come on techno geeks, make a counter drone for the masses to use at will to destroy other drones.
You want to talk computer game? WOW!!!
Geez, wasn’t “hunter-killers” what SkyNet called those airborne vehicles that were used by the machines to track down and eliminate humans?