The United States Department of State announced on 5 October 2016 that the US and 42 nations have signed an agreement that guides the export and subsequent use of armed or strike-enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Among the ASEAN partners, the Philippines and Singapore are the only signatories to the declaration.
The full statement from the DOS is appended below.
This agreement signals that the next evolution of UAVs designed and made in Singapore will unfold in a responsible manner, as prescribed by the declaration.
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