Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sicily to get drones by year end

NATO will send all five of its Global Hawks this year to Sigonella Air Base in Sicily, four years later than program managers had initially planned. The drones are part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance system NATO is setting up in Italy amid growing regional and global concern about the presence of the Islamic State group across the Mediterranean in Libya. Fifteen NATO members are in the process of acquiring the Global Hawk surveillance systems. (Source: International Business Times, 01/26/16) Gulf Coast note: All variants of the Global Hawk are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.