Other News for Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk

  • USAF details plan to halt Block 30 Global Hawk use


    The US Air Force does not intend to keep the Block 30 Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk in service past the end of the...


  • NATO picks Sigonella for Alliance Ground Surveillance base


    NATO has formally selected Sigonella air base in Sicily as the main operating base for its future Alliance Ground...


  • US Customs and Border Protection to start Predator ops on Canadian border


    <P><A href="http://www.cbp.gov/" target=_blank>©©US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) </A>will commence a UAV...


  • News Listings for Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk

  • USAF details plan to halt Block 30 Global Hawk use

    News | 19 Apr 2013 10:51 | Dave Majumdar

    The US Air Force does not intend to keep the Block 30 Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk in service past the end of the calendar year 2014 because the Lockheed...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-details-plan-to-halt-Block-30-Global-Hawk-use-384901/
  • NATO picks Sigonella for Alliance Ground Surveillance base

    News | 23 Jan 2009 08:00 | Pino Modola

    NATO has formally selected Sigonella air base in Sicily as the main operating base for its future Alliance Ground Surveillance capability, which should be...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NATO-picks-Sigonella-for-Alliance-Ground-Surveillance-base-321471/
  • Neuron datalink to derive from Thales AREOS reconnaissance pod programme

    News | 03 May 2007 16:30 | Peter La Franchi

    <P><A href="http://www.thalesgroup.com/land-joint/index.htm">Thales Land and Joint Systems</A> is working on a derivative of a multi-payload datalink developed for its AREOS-RECCE NG stand-off reconnaissance pod to meet tactical communication requirements aboard the <A href="http://www.dassault-aviation.com/">Dassault</A> <A href="http://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/defense/neuron/introduction.html">Neuron </A>unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator. <BR>The datalink is also being eyed as a candidate for the NATO alliance ground surveillance system (AGS) architecture, with Thales the communications subsystem provider on that programme. AGS includes both manned and unmanned components, the latter based on the <A href="http://www.northropgrumman.com/">Northrop Grumman </A>RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV.<BR>In parallel, Thales has also unveiled a development programme for a Link 16-like datalink that would use J-series message formats, but operate on UHF waveforms rather than L-band. The companyhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Neuron-datalink-to-derive-from-Thales-AREOS-reconnaissance-pod-programme-213659/
  • Australian Air Show: Teams line up for BAMS integration

    News | 26 Mar 2007 23:00

    <P>Northrop Grumman, Saab Systems and Tenix Defence Systems have re-established their teaming arrangement for an industry capability partner (ICP) requirement to support the Royal Australian Air Force's planned broad area maritime surveillance (BAMS) unmanned air vehicle acquisition. </P><P>BAE Systems and L-3 Communications have also confirmed that they have teamed for the ICP contest, a formal competition that is expected to begin by the end of April. The requirement is also being contested by Boeing Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia and Raytheon Australia. </P><P>Canberra plans to acquire the same UAV as that selected by the US Navy under a bilateral co-operation agreement finalised earlier this year (Flight International, 30 January-5 February). The ICP requirement calls for integration of BAMS aircraft and ground control systems into the Australian Defence Force's common intelligence and command-and-control architectures. </P><P>The USN is expected to downselect either the Northttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-Air-Show-Teams-line-up-for-BAMS-integration-212838/
  • US Customs and Border Protection to start Predator ops on Canadian border

    News | 12 Jan 2007 17:00 | Peter La Franchi

    <P><A href="http://www.cbp.gov/" target=_blank>©©US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) </A>will commence a UAV surveillance programme along the Canadian border in August-September this year using a single General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) Predator B aircraft.</P> <P>In parallel new Ku-band satellite communications ground infrastructure will be developed at the USCBP’s existing air and marine operations centre at Riverside, California, at an estimated cost of $105 million to allow improved co-ordination of UAVs operated by the service within the US national airspace.</P> <P>That new infrastructure will support existing Predator B surveillance operations along the US-Mexican border as well as the new northern programme.</P> <P>USCBP UAVs used on the Canadian border will operate out of existing US National Guard facilities at Grand Forks in North Dakota. </P> <P>In a USCBP statement released 8 January, Michael Kostelnik, assistant commissioner USCBP Air and Marine says thathttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Customs-and-Border-Protection-to-start-Predator-ops-on-Canadian-border-211476/
  • More power for USAF's Global Hawk

    News | 18 Sep 2006 23:00

    <P>The US Air Force is negotiating a sole-source award to Rolls-Royce for the evolution of its AE3007H turbofan engine to provide additional growth margins for later series production of its Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicles.</P> <P>A pre-solicitation notice released on 5 September by the Air Force Materiel Command says the project is concentrating on "sustainment of commonality with commercial item line and potential performance improvements".</P> <P>The initial contract award is expected to be for no more than $4.5 million in fiscal year 2006, but the solicitation says that "additional funding is possible in future years". The financing stems from Congressional plus-ups approved earlier this year.</P> <P>Around $1 million of the initial award will be passed on to Northrop to support Global Hawk integration planning for the modified powerplant. The current production AE3007H, as fitted to the Block 20 Global Hawk, is rated at 8,2http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/More-power-for-USAFs-Global-Hawk-209034/