Friday, February 12, 2010

Global Hawk continues Haiti work

An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft has flown six missions and provided more than 3,600 images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and other areas damaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake and aftershocks. The day after the quake, an Air Force Block 10 Global Hawk was diverted by the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., from its trip en-route to support wartime operations in Afghanistan to assist in relief efforts. Since then it's been operating out of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 02/12/10) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.