29 May 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) said its high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system series, which includes the US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23.
In 2013, Global Hawk flew an average of 433.8 hours a week. The weekly record of 665 hours set in February 2014 is 53 percent above last year´s average. That is the equivalent of almost four Global Hawks in the air around the clock for an entire week.
“Global Hawk is in operation TODAY, setting performance records that are benefitting customers around the world,” said Mick Jaggers, Global Hawk UAS program director. “Effective, cost-efficient intelligence is in demand, and our teams deliver this to the Air Force, Navy, NASA and other customers every day.”
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