Operational test flights of the RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 have been completed, paving the way for a decision on full-rate production as Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are in talks to drive down costs on the unmanned aircraft. Initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) flights of the Block 30M carrying the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) were completed on Dec. 14. IOT&E flights of the Block 30I Global Hawk carrying the Enhanced Integrated Sensor ...
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