Monday, September 9, 2013

Global Hawks hit 100K hours

Northrop Grumman's high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft systems have achieved 100,000 flight hours, more than 88 percent of which were logged by the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk. The remaining hours were flown by the NASA Global Hawks, the German Euro Hawk and the U.S. Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator and, more recently, Triton. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 09/09/13) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawk and its variants are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.