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Two More Global Hawks to Receive BACN Coms Gateways

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded $47.2 million by the U.S. air Force for the acquisition of two additional Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads to be integrated on existing Block 20 Global Hawk aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Extends BACN Com-Relay Biz Jets Operations in Kandahar

The U.S. Air Force has extended the deployment of two E11 Bombardier BD-700 Global Express executive jets operated by Northrop Grumman in support of ground operations in Afghanistan. #43 million will maintain the aircraft in service in Afghanistan until January 2012.

Update: QinetiQ’s Zephyr solar powered unmanned aircraft soars to new world...

Above: Ground in Arizona, as part demonstrating the solar powered drone's capability to fly a two week mission. Photo: QinetiQ Zephyr, the solar-powered, high altitude...

Northrop Grumman Tests Airborne Ka-Band Satellite Terminal

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed flight testing of an airborne satellite communications system, to become the first airborne terminal system to be...

Airborne Communications Relay Could Become Primary Mission for Tactical UAVs

Traditionally, the communications relay was considered a secondary mission on a platform deployed on other missions, resulting in reduced performance and availability. However, with...