Fiscal 2020 defense budget request includes billions for unmanned systems

Unmanned Systems magazine’s David Klein dives deep into the FY2020 budget as it relates to military spending on unmanned platforms.

Airmen attached to the 324th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron perform a preflight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

Airmen attached to the 324th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron perform a preflight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian T. Glunt

WASHINGTON – In March, the White House released a fiscal 2020 defense budget request totaling $718.3 billion, which it said would invest in space and cyber warfighting domains, modernize air, maritime and land domains, innovate more rapidly to strengthen the nation’s competitive advantage, and sustain the forces and readiness, writes David Klein for Unmanned Systems magazine and AUVSI.com. Continue reading original articleThe Intelligent Aerospace take:

June 26, 2019-David Klein’s piece for Unmanned Systems is a deep dive into the FY2020 defense budget as it relates to military trends in procuring and developing unmanned systems in the near term. His story and AUVSI’s research explores what technologies the budget is focused on (largely payloads and sensors, followed by the platforms themselves) and the domains in which the military branches plan to use and develop unmanned systems.