Targeting U.S. Technologies
Executive Summary


This report contains a section focused on the increasing prominence of UAVs as an emerging collection target. Technically diverse, UAVs can range from small, hand-launched planes to armed high-altitude long-endurance vehicles. The UAV market also continues to expand as developers continually offer updated systems and, concomitantly, the global UAV demand increases. This cyclical dynamic drives intense requirements for the information related to state-of-the-art developments in the field. As a world leader in UAV R&D, the United States defense industry is at risk of intensive foreign-originated efforts to acquire UAV-related technologies or information. Given this targeting focus on UAV platforms and systems, it is highly likely that the imperative for economic or military advantage will continue to make defense industry UAV-related technologies primary collection priorities.







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