The US administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the main statement of U.S. military doctrine, is to be released on Feb. 1. The Review projects that overall defense spending would be as shown in the diagram.

us defense spending 2010-2015

The UAVs used for combat, reconnaissance and surveillance missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan are a marked as top priority in the Review, with the objective to boost procurement of new Reaper UAVs and increasing flight hours for Predator and Reaper.