Tag Archives: Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman Completes First Flight for GSMP

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight for the Global Hawk Ground Station Modernization Program (GSMP). “New, modern ground stations for Global Hawk will significantly improve the system and allow operators to more efficiently deliver timely ISR data to warfighters and connect the joint force through its global communications node mission,” said Leslie Smith, vice president Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman.

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Mike Leahy to Lead DARPA’s Tactical Tech Office

Mike Leahy, a former executive at Northrop Grumman, will serve as head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. DARPA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Steven Walker told the publication on Wednesday that Leahy will join the agency in late May to succeed Fred Kennedy, who was recently named head of the Department of Defense’s space development agency.

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Global Hawk Aircraft Lands in Alaska for Reconnaissance Exercise

Eielson Air Force Base welcomed on Thursday an RQ-4 Global Hawk tasked to support RED FLAG-Alaska, a simulated reconnaissance training exercise. The aircraft - assigned to Beale AFB - and a team of pilots will take part in an effort to better apply the RQ-4's reconnaissance capacities to simulated warfighting, Eielson AFB said Friday.

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CIA Vet Charles Allen: Drones to Replace Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft

CIA veteran Charles E. Allen has predicted unmanned aerial systems will soon replace manned aircraft to carry out reconnaissance operations in an interview with Breaking Defense published Tuesday. “I think we’ll move almost solely to unmanned reconnaissance, whether it’s long range in the class of Global Hawk or whether it deals with Predator A’s (or) Predator …

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Chuck Hagel Asks NATO Allies to Invest in Cybersecurity, Special Ops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has urged NATO counterparts to invest in capabilities such as cybersecurity and special operations as well as reconsider their spending strategies amid tight budgets, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes Hagel met with NATO defense ministers during a two-day conference in Brussels on Thursday. “I made …

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