The Defense Department is currently negotiating with the Afghan government to sell it military helicopters, airlift transport planes and other hardware. That weapons package “does include unmanned systems,” Lt. Cmdr. William Speaks, a Pentagon spokesman, tells Danger Room.
But don’t expect the Afghans to suddenly get Predators — or anything like them. The iconic armed American drone can stay aloft for an entire day until it takes out a suspected militant with a Hellfire missile.