Tuesday, January 14, 2014
SAN DIEGO -- Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System has been designated as the platform with the best safety record in the U.S. Air Force in 2013. The combat-proven Global Hawk has logged more than 100,000 flight hours and carries a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor payloads to allow military commanders to gather near real-time imagery and uses radar to detect moving or stationary targets on the ground or at sea. The system supports antiterrorism, antipiracy, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, airborne communications and information sharing missions. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 01/13/14) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.