Friday, October 4, 2013

Global Hawks to nest in Japan

The Japanese government has agreed to base two to three U.S.-operated Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft on Japanese soil beginning in 2014. The deployments at a U.S. base will not be year-round. The announcement was part of a sweeping defense cooperation effort between the two countries that will also include F-35 fighters, new ballistic missile radars, and increased bilateral cyber and ISR programs. (Source: Defense News, 10/03/13) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are made in part in Moss Point, Miss.; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center. Previous: Drone foreign sales discussedF-35 courts foreign customers; F-35 deal nearJapan opts for F-35