Global Hawk Arrives at Misawa Air Base

An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment.  [maxgallery id="117999"] The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen, such…

NATO Global Hawk

08/20/2016: James E. Edge, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA), General Manager talks about the coming of the NATO Global Hawk. "You can imagine a hand full of scenarios from the natural disaster that we suffered. You can go back when the United States had the tsunami for example, that…

Global Hawk and NATO

06/11/2015: The first of NATO’s five unmanned air vehicles rolled off the factory line in San Diego on Thursday, 4 June 2015.  The Global Hawk Block 40 is part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance Program (AGS).  The NATO-owned and -operated AGS core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent…

Global Hawk Comes to Japan for Operations

05/24/2014: Japan is a key ally for the U.S. in dealing with Pacific defense. In the meetings with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Fall of 2013, the Japanese highlighted that new F-35s, P-8 maritime patrol aircraft and Global Hawk long-range reconnaissance UAVs were to be deployed to Japan.  Indeed,…

Global Hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base

10/19/2011: This video shows the 69th Maintenance Squadron moving the Global Hawk to a different hangar at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Just some of the manned elements for the “unmanned” system. Credit: 319th Air Base Wing:09/19/2011