Is the U.S. Air Force Buying Enough Drones?

President Obama just released his 2014 proposed defense budget -- and it's chock-full of nada for investors in the fledgling drone/unmanned aerial vehicle industry. What does the lack of funding for drones portend for such manufacturers as General Atomics, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC  ) ,  AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV  ) , and Textron (NYSE: TXT  ) ?

Fool contributor Rich Smith lays out all the numbers for you in this video.

Drone maker Boeing operates as a major player in a multibillion-dollar defense market in which the opportunities and responsibilities are absolutely massive. However, emerging competitors and the company's execution problems have investors wondering whether Boeing will live up to its shareholder responsibilities. In our premium research report on the company, two of The Motley Fool's best minds on industrials have collaborated to provide investors with the key, must-know issues surrounding Boeing. They'll be updating the report as key news hits, so don't miss out -- simply click here now to claim your copy today.


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