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The Pentagon’s plan to put more drones in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan as a critical weapon against insurgents relies on a company that government investigators and military analysts say has not met the skyrocketing demand for the aircraft, USA Today reported Tuesday.

The paper cited a Government Accountability Office report released last month, which said that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, maker of the unmanned Predator and Reaper planes, has shown it can’t keep up with the workload for its contracts.

General Atomics disputed the GAO’s findings, saying it is running one month ahead on some contracts and has produced 300 Predators and 50 Reapers so far, USA Today noted.


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