U.S. defense spending for UAV data links and ground-control stations reached billion-dollar mark in 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 23 Oct. 2011. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spending for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data links and UAV ground-control stations exceeded $1 billion in federal fiscal year 2010, report market researchers at Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif. DOD spending in 2010 was $797.8 million for UAV data links, and $209.8 million for UAV ground-control stations, Frost & Sullivan says in the report U.S. Department of Defense: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAV), Ground Control Stations and Data Links.

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