Defense News quotes M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges Steven Grundman on European hopes of developing unmanned aerial vehicles to gain sovereignty and compete with American and Israeli imports:

“If this is an old fashioned transnational cooperation development with modest technical ambition and a more economic motivation, meaning the sharing of production costs, then it does not sound promising,” said Steven Grundman, a Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

“But if it’s not a pan-European Reaper but a breakthrough product that leaves the Reaper in the dust, and if they use different nations for their expertise while work share is based on comparative technical advantage, not juste retour, then that’s different.”

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