Wednesday, October 21, 2015

S. Korean RQ-4Bs on track

Northrop Grumman will deliver the first pair of South Korea's four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft in 2018. Speaking with Flightglobal at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, Global Hawk vice-president Michael Jaggers said the first of Seoul's aircraft is already under construction. South Korea's $657 million purchase was announced in December 2014. (Source: Flightglobal, 10/20/15) Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work on all variants of the Global Hawk is done by Northrop Grumman in Moss Point, Miss.