Drone Makers Target: U.S.

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. Drones are often called the weapon of choice of the Obama administration, which quadrupled drone strikes against al-Qaida targets in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, up from less than 50 under the Bush administration to more than 220 in the past three years.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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    All I want for Christmas is a drone. American companies are trying to infiltrate U.S. markets with drone technology. The move comes as defense budgets are shrinking, and firms want to sell the technology to universities, the police, and border patrol companies. The FAA is looking for test sites to see if drones can coexist with commercial planes in American airspace—and they expect to increase drone use by 2015.

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