Budget cuts reducing NATO's planned UAV purchase
From Bradley Peniston, Defense News: NATO is continuing to negotiate with Northrop Grumman on an estimated 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) contract to provide the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Core Capability, a small fleet of radar-equipped Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. . . .
However, the program has been truncated as budgets have been squeezed, he [USAF Maj. Gen. Stephen Schmidt] said. Instead of eight planes, the program can only afford six aircraft. . . .