The Air Force is trying to convince Congress to buy four new unmanned aircraft systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that could save money and save lives by flying in the skies, but some lawmakers are skeptical.
The Air Force has set a goal of purchasing 20 new drones by the end of the decade.
The first aircraft will be deployed from 2020, with the rest by 2021.
The air force has already acquired two new drones, the Dornier Delta II and the Lockheed Martin P-8 Poseidon, which will carry small payloads and will be armed with radar and laser sensors.
It is working on another three new drones and a new sensor system, which is being called the Airborne Surveillance System.
The drones are the Air Defense and Surveillance Systems program, which uses the same technology as the Predator and Reaper drones.
The Pentagon has already received $1.7 billion for the program, with about $800 million of that coming from the Pentagon’s Advanced Technology Vehicles program.
The program is currently in its second phase, which involves developing the technology to take off from a drone.
It will require a lot of funding to be able to deploy the technology into a fleet of aircraft, but it is expected to take five years to develop the technology.
The first drone, the Delta II, was tested at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
It flew for about 10 hours before being grounded.
The other drones, including the P-9, were deployed at Edwards Air Force base in California and the California National Guard Training Center in Tucson.
Both the P9 and the Delta were launched from a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, while the P8 and the Poseidon were launched by a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.