Pentagon to increase drone flights by about 50%: Reports

Pentagon to increase drone flights by about 50%: Reports

It has been reported that for the next four years, the Pentagon is looking forward to scale up its US drone flights. A senior defense officer has said that the increased number of drone flights will assist military officers in gaining more coverage of information. It will also increase capability of retaliation to be at par with the more number of dangerous locations.

As per reports, 50% additional daily drone flights are there in plans of Pentagon for a wide collection and observation of information. The drones are planned to be used in areas like Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, the North Africa and South China Sea, according to the Wall Street Journal. The attempt of increasing number of drones is among the recent decisions of Pentagon for adjusting to the increasing calamity in the world.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that Russia is the biggest threat for the United States. China has also been increasing its military forces and its attempts for adding additional man-made islands in the South China Sea. The nation also has differences with South East Asian countries.

As reported by United Press International, Gen. Philip Breedlove, US European Command chief said to the Senate Armed Services Committee in April that the increasing drone flights was very important.

According to Breedlove, "Earlier indications and warning and the ability to better understand Moscow's thinking and intent are absolutely critical for avoiding future surprise and miscalculation, for deterring effectively and for preparing to respond if required".