NATO’s first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) platform, a derivative of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system, has arrived in Europe, a major milestone for the delayed program. The first of five aircraft touched down at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Sicily, just before 5 p.m. local time on Nov. 21 after a 22-hr. direct flight from the Northrop Grumman plant in Palmdale, California. AGS is based on the RQ-4D Global Hawk Block 40 equipped ...

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