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February 2, 2016, 11:55 AM

Pentagon Budget Pursues 'Arsenal Plane,' Swarming Drones

The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
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