Air Force assessing whether Global Hawk Block 40 can support war ops
Though the U.S. Air Force remains at odds with Congress over its plans to prematurely terminate the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 program, the service is making plans to deploy its younger cousin, the high-flying Block 40 aircraft, as soon as possible to support the war in Afghanistan. The Block 40 Global Hawk, a long-dwell unmanned air system, was designed specifically to carry a sophisticated active, electronically scanned-array (AESA) radar for spotting and tracking ...
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