Thursday, September 8, 2011
Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush said his company, which builds the Global Hawk surveillance plane, can bolster its international sales of unmanned systems. He also said at the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit that he felt the U.S. government was taking steps to try to loosen export curbs on some arms. The Obama administration has been consulting Congress on plans to sell unmanned Global Hawks to South Korea. International sales currently are less than 10 percent of Northrop Grumman’s overall sales. (Source: Reuters, 09/07/11) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are made in part in Moss Point, Miss.