Northrop Grumman will begin acceptance tests on the first Euro Hawk variant of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle following its rollout at Palmdale, Calif., on Oct 8. The first international version of the UAV, which differs from previous variants in having six wing-mounted signals intelligence (sigint) pods, will require revised flight control software. This is being finalized for the start of taxi tests, which are expected to start in February. Northrop Grumman is also working ...


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