The Air Force announced Friday it plans to send 18 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and almost 1,000 program personnel to Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, Calif., the first operating base for the high-altitude, 34-hour-endurance reconnaissance aircraft. The first mission-capable aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Beale in the second quarter of fiscal 2003, said Air Force Capt. John Hutcheson, spokesman for the Air Combat Command (ACC). Additional Global ...

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