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February 1, 2012 11:49 am

IDF May Suspend Advanced Drone Program Amid Budget Cuts

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IAI Eitan Drone. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz – The IDF is considering temporarily grounding a new project to produce sophisticated unmanned airplanes.

During discussions held in recent weeks among ground forces commanders, some artillery officers and other high-ranking IDF commanders argued that the drone project should be frozen, and perhaps scrapped, over budgetary concerns and operational considerations.

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