Tag Archives: RQ-4 Global Hawk

Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday. Defense News obtained budget documents that say the Air Force plans to allocate money for its fleet of 283 A-10s; extend the service of U-2 …

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Air Force to Accept More Enlisted Airmen on Global Hawk Training Program

The U.S. Air Force has employed a phased approach to implement changes that would allow more active-duty enlisted airmen to apply for the service branch’s training program on a Northrop Grumman-developed remotely piloted aircraft. Sgt. Kimberly Pollard, RPA enlisted specialty manager, noted the RQ-4 Global Hawk RPA program has expanded the eligibility pool from only career-enlisted …

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Pentagon Details $2.45B UAV Spending Plan for FY 2015

The Defense Department is seeking $2.45 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds for unmanned aerial vehicle acquisition and research, 15.8 percent greater than the fiscal 2014 UAV budget, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the U.S. military plans to procure both the Northrop Grumman-built RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft …

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