Sixth RQ-4 Global Hawk Delivered to U.S. Air Force
12 Apr 2006
On April 5, 2006, Northrop Grumman delivered the sixth RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman are currently working on the next-generation Global Hawk, which can carry 1,000 pounds more payload than the current version.
The seventh RQ-4 Global Hawk is scheduled for delivery to the Air Force this summer. The Navy acquired two RQ-4's for their Maritime Demonstration Program. To date, deployed Global Hawks have flown more than 5,500 combat hours in more than 250 missions in support of the war on terrorism.
- Northrop Grumman