TYSONS CORNER, VA August 21, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Chris Pehrson, director of strategic development at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, making comments on the role of contractors in the operations armed drones for the military.
Defense One first reported Wednesday the company has conducted Reaper and Predator surveillance missions for the Pentagon since April and the publication added some observers believe this could lead to greater participation from contracting firms.
“Policy-wise, I don’t see that happening, ” Pehrson told Defense One.
“There’s always a government authority in a targeting chain like that. Contractors just don’t do that.”
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