US supporting Bangladeshi development of UAS for UN deployment

01 April 2019

The US Department of State has pledged at least USD13 million in support of Bangladesh’s commitment to developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capability for deployment to UN peacekeeping operations.

The move is part of Washington’s “commitment to assist the UN in addressing capability shortfalls, including critical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities that will strengthen mission operations”, the State Department said in a 29 March statement, adding that the US Department of Defense will be “further providing training, technology, and subject matter expertise on a variety of topics, including advising the UN on how to incorporate and more effectively employ UAS capabilities into their missions”.

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