The U.S. Air Force is likely to place new cargo and intelligence-collection platforms that are currently supporting war efforts in Afghanistan into storage in the name of cost savings as the Pentagon strives to reduce spending. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Jan. 26 that buys of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and L-3 Communications/Alenia Aeronautica C-27J tactical airlifters will be halted (Aerospace DAILY, Jan. 27). To date, the ...

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