Monday, January 27, 2014

Global Hawk a budget winner?

The Global Hawk unmanned aerial system could be a big winner in the Air Force's fiscal 2015 budget submission. That would mark a change in fortune for a program the service has tried to kill since 2012. The Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawk Block 30 will be funded when the president's budget arrives March 4, said two sources with knowledge of budget discussions. The sources confirmed funding will come at the expense of the U-2, which the Air Force had promoted as a cheaper alternative. The news was first reported by Aviation Week. (Source: Defense News, 01/26/14) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawk is built in part in Moss Point, Miss.