US Sale Of Reaper Drones To France Advances

Posted July 15, 2013 at 5:03pm

Defense News reports that “Plans to sell US Reaper drones to France advanced Monday as Congress raised no objections to the contract, Pentagon officials said.”

“The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, had notified Congress on June 27 of the proposed contract, and lawmakers voiced no opposition during a 15-day review period.”

Lorna Jons of the DSCA told AFP: “Congress did not propose any joint resolution of disapproval. The case can proceed to be offered.”

“French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had announced on June 11 plans to buy 12 Reaper aircraft from the United States, a purchase worth about $874 million, or €670 million.”