Numerous defense contract listings on a Department of Defense website show the importance of small private military companies in the U.S. drone wars. While “drone wars” is the popular reference for what is taking place in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere, it is really a misnomer. Missiles fired by fighter jets and battleships are also part of the weaponry used, and other manned aircraft are used in collecting information on high-value targets.
In a previous post, we highlighted Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater, Virginia. In this post, we will list some contracts which are being “performed” in part at that location.
The story, if any, behind these contracts is left to our readers to piece together, but we will point out that General Atomics is the maker of the Predator and Reaper drones.