Amid faltering domestic program, Taiwan orders more MQ-9B drones

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Taiwan’s plan to field four MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones has advanced thanks to a second contract awarded to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The island nation’s purchase comes as its own efforts to field a similar domestically developed platform falter. The U.S. Defense Department signed the $250 million deal with General Atomics for the final two MQ-9Bs on…
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