Toy-Sized AeroVironment Drones Expose Enemy

Toy-Sized AeroVironment Drones Expose Enemy Play

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Small drones provide U.S. ground forces with battlefield intelligence and have become more common. As of July of this year, according to the Defense Department, almost 7,000 small unmanned aerial vehicles were deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. An unlikely industry leader of this explosion of flying robots is a Los Angeles-area company called AeroVironment Inc. It produces 85 percent of the UAVs used by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department. Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

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