23 Feb '13, 8pm

United Arab Emirates set to buy US #Predator #drones.

United Arab Emirates set to buy US #Predator #drones.

The United Arab Emirates is close to purchasing Predator drones from a San Diego County defense contractor, sparking concern among arms control advocates. Under the proposed sale, revealed this week at a defense conference in Abu Dhabi and confirmed Friday, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, Calif., will sell an undisclosed number of the robotic aircraft to the UAE armed forces for $197 million. The agreement would mark the first time a non-NATO country has obtained the American-made technology, which has reshaped modern warfare. The deal has drawn scrutiny from critics who worry about the technology falling into terrorists’ hands or being used by governments against their own citizens. The UAE, notably the city-state of Dubai, has been a crossroads for banking, finance and technology as the nation emerged as an economic hub for the Arab world. It has only...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/united-arab-emirates-set-to-buy-us...

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militarytimes.com 23 Feb '13, 8pm

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stripes.com 23 Feb '13, 7pm

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irunfar.com 28 Feb '13, 12pm

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defensenews.com 18 Feb '13, 4pm

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stripes.com 24 Feb '13, 5pm

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armytimes.com 21 Feb '13, 6pm

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navytimes.com 21 Feb '13, 6pm

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treehugger.com 25 Feb '13, 6pm

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publicintelligence.net 27 Feb '13, 10pm

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militarytimes.com 21 Feb '13, 6pm

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disinfo.com 21 Feb '13, 6pm

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