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Global Hawk’s New Optical Sensor to Use AlBeMet Metal Matrix Composites

Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) has been awarded a contract by UTC Aerospace Systems for AlBeMet metal matrix composite parts for its MS-177 long-range, multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor, to be used by RQ-4B Global Hawk.

Enhancing Global Hawk ISR Capabilities Over Land and at Sea

The Triton recently demonstrated its ability to share the video with the navy’s P-8A Poseidon, as both platforms were airborne and far away from each other. The Air Forces’ Block 30 Global Hawk was also updated, to carry new mission payloads.

Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea

Global-Hawk, Joint STARS Share Target Tracks on First Joint Mission

Sharing of Ground Moving Target (GMTI) data between a Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aircraft E-8C Joint STARS aircraft is paving the way for increased precision in target acquisition, improved target tracking and the ability to extend the surveillance coverage area without dependence on ground segments.

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.

Industry Team Finalizes AGS Negotiation, Anticipates Order Award in July 2011

Global Hawk RQ-4B Block 40 | NATO AGS Configuration
Northrop Grumman Corporation submitted its final proposal for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) core capability. NATO AGS system will employ an air segment consisting...

MP-RTIP Multi-Mission Radar Prepared for Global Hawk Testing

Work on the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) is progressing, with the sensor and first software baseline delivered to Edwards Air Force Base,...

Block 40 Global Hawk Progress

The first Block 40 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft was unveiled at Northrop Grumman. The aircraft will begin flight testing next year and will be...

Northrop Grumman Displays BAMS Modelled Global-Hawk

The Global Hawk model displayed at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday was reconfigured overnight to represent the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance RQ-8N platform, selected by the...

Global Hawk RQ-4B

Global Hawk began its 'career' as an advanced technology demonstrator (ACTD) that was quickly drawn into combat service supporting operation Enduring Freedom in 2002....

Global Hawk RQ-4N Sense and Avoid Systems

Sense and Avoid (SAA) technologies will be an important element in the US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program, making it safer for the unmanned...

Global Hawk RQ-4A-B

High Altitude Long Endurance UAV - Northrop Grumman / USA Once mission parameters are programmed into Global Hawk, the UAV can autonomously taxi, take off,...

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