Global Hawk (RQ-4)

USA Northrop Grumman UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  Northrop Grumman   
Global Hawk (RQ-4)
Use(s): HALE ISR Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corp, USA Powerplant: Rolls-Royce AE3007H turbofan Dimensions: wingspan: 35.4m, length: 13.5m, height: 4.2m Weight: GTOW: 12,111 kg, payload: 907.2kg Performance: max altitude: 19.8km, ferry range: 22,236km, loiter velocity: 343kt TAS, on-station endurance at 1,200nm: 24hr, max endurance: 32 Payload: Raytheon SAR, EO, IR Data Link: Ku-band satcom, CDL LoS Guidance/Tracking: UHF satcom/LoS, Inmarsat Launch: wheeled Recovery: wheeled Structure Material: main fuselage is standard aluminium, semi- monocoque construction System Components: more than half the system's components are constructed of lightweight, high-strength composite materials, including its wings, wing fairings, empennage, engine cover, engine intake and three radomes Electrical Power: 25KVA GCS: launch and recovery element, mission control element Status: In production - Block 10 in USAF service, GHMD in US Navy service



US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet Gets GSX 70 Weather Radar

2015-11-22
US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet Gets GSX 70 Weather Radar
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. has announced the selection of the GSX 70, a full-featured solid-state weather radar by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Japan, U.S. considering deploying unmanned aircraft

2013-04-08
Japan, U.S. considering deploying unmanned aircraft
apan and the United States are considering deploying the Global Hawk unmanned high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft at a U.S. military base in Japan to enhance surveillance over North Korea, bilateral sources said Saturday.


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