20 March 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System to the US Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14.
This is the second aircraft delivered as part of Global Hawk´s Lot 10 contract, joining a Block 30 system delivered four months early in November of last year. Two additional aircraft, a final Block 30 and Block 40, will arrive later this year, completing Global Hawk´s Lot 10 contract.
The Global Hawk performs vital intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Global Hawk Block 40 is equipped with a multiplatform radar technology insertion program (MP-RTIP) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar with air-to-surface capability that provides wide-area surveillance of stationary and moving targets.
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