Defense Spending on Drones



Our Defense Spending on Drones project tracks annual U.S. Department of Defense spending on unmanned systems technology. Our analysis of DoD spending items reveals otherwise overlooked shifts in DoD unmanned systems strategies as well as broad historical trends in development, acquisition, and sustainment.




— April 2018: The Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Budget

— October 2017: The Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Budget

— March 2016: The Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget




C4ISRNET, “After cuts, 2019 drone budget still largest ever for Pentagon”