Monday, September 13, 2010

Unmanned Drones Shoring Up Jobs in California

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Military spending can be a fairly controversial topic in the news, but can make big headlines when creating jobs at home. A big portion of new jobs recently created can be attributed to defense spending and this can definitely be seen in the aerospace industry. 

By providing a means of surveillance and combat without putting troops at risk, the Predator drones and other UAV's can be a popular tool for the US Air Force to utilize through any operation. These attributes combined with job creation has been a boon for jobs in California, the LA Times reports in this article that 10,000 jobs alone have been created from the operations of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Read Now

It is great to see advances in technology have finally brought us to a point in the 21st century where soldiers lives are not placed through specific military operations. Obviously this technology can now developed by any military and most certainly will be, however for the immediate time being it seems the manufacturing of this aircraft in its various forms can be seen as a major benefit for many. 

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