The U.S. House Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2015 defense budget calls for buying 20 remotely piloted Reaper aircraft, which are made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. That’s eight more than the Pentagon requested in its budget proposal.

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2015 defense budget calls for buying 20 remotely piloted Reaper aircraft, which are made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. That’s eight more than the Pentagon requested in its budget proposal. Photo by U.S. Air Force

The Pentagon would sidestep another base closure round and hold back work on a carrier-based drone for the U...

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