Plans to accelerate Global Hawk unmanned aircraft fielding are hitting a major roadblock. The House Intelligence committee wants to strip the entire $33.5 million in long-lead money for additional Block 5 aircraft from the budget. Says the classified annex to its bill: ``This will allow the Air Force's Global Hawk program office to focus their efforts on the objective Block 10 aircraft without undue haste and budgetary demands for determining the final air vehicle configuration.'' The ...

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