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Trump Admin Officially Weakened Military Drones Export Regime

Trump Admin Officially Weakened Military Drones Export Regime 27 July, 2020

 

The US applies new rules to make it easier to export drones.  Under a new policy announced Friday, unmanned aerial systems that fly at speeds below 800 k/h will no longer be subject to the “presumption of denial”. This decision will affect most blocked international sales of drones such as the MQ-9 Reaper and the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

This change will have effects how the United States interprets the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) The U.S. government’s interpretation of the export controls had caused to a denial of most countries’ requests to buy “category-1” systems. Those systems are capable of carrying 500-kilogram payloads for more than 300 kilometres. The new guidance will allow to abandon such restriction and follow standard military export procedure.

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