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Global Hawk UAV at Farnborough 2010

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Our man in Farnborough, Glenn Anderson, shot an informative interview with Northrop Grumman’s Ed Walby talking the high altitude, long-endurance Global Hawk drone. Global Hawk will supposedly replace the high-flying U-2, someday.

However, as readers might remember, Air Force acquisition chief, David Van Buren, recently told our own Colin Clark that he was none too happy with the program’s rising costs as well as the drone’s various sensors; testing and delivery was also slower than the Air Force wanted.

-- Greg Grant

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