USAF says Global Hawk’s unmanned attributes facilitated impromptu lakebed landing
Testing of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Edwards AFB, Calif., was halted pending investigation of a May 28 emergency landing that was prompted by a spoiler malfunction during a test sortie. The landing occurred at 11:53 p.m., and is being hailed by Maj. Gen. David Eichhorn, Flight Test Center commander there, as a serendipitous success due to the availability of the massive Rogers Dry Lake Bed, which is used by the space shuttle for landings. Global Hawk air vehicle ...
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