That means that, for the first time, the San Diego-based defense manufacturer will be able to sell one of its unmanned aerial systems abroad — and its President and CEO Eric DeMarco said the first UAS deal could happen as early as this year.
“We’ve obviously been pushing this, but this came so suddenly and quickly. It’s clear things are changing quickly,” he told Defense News in a April 26 interview. “We see real opportunity very soon.”
President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated drone export law changes arrived on April 21, about a month after the State Department approved the Mako for exports.