Japan’s Global Hawk UAS Completes First Flight

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Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV from Palmdale, California. The high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) aircraft will integrate with other Japanese intelligence assets, including ground-based command and control units, and provide the country’s forces with near real-time on-demand data.

Featuring a powerful combination of range, endurance, and payload capability, Global Hawk provides greater data collection flexibility than space or medium-altitude assets, and will allow Japan to monitor and deter regional threats and give the country a highly effective national security posture well into the future.

(Source: https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2021/04/japans-global-hawk-uas-completes-first-flight/)

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