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Global Hawk

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The Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle that's used for high-altitude, long-duration surveillance. You tell it what to do, and it can take off, fly, spy, and return without any human input.

Creator
Northrop Grumman
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2001
Type
Aerospace, Military & Security, Drones
Creator
Northrop Grumman
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2001
Type
Aerospace, Military & Security, Drones

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Specs

FEATURES
Able to fly halfway around the globe and remain on station for long periods of time. Capable of capturing high-resolution, near-real-time imagery.
HEIGHT
470 cm | 185 in
LENGTH
1450 cm | 570.9 in
WIDTH
3980 cm | 1567 in
WEIGHT
14628 kg | 32249 lb (gross weight)
SPEED
574 km/h | 356.6 mph

SENSORS
All-weather synthetic aperture radar, high-resolution electro-optical digital camera, infrared sensor.
ACTUATORS
Rolls Royce-North American F137-RR-100 turbofan engine
POWER
N/A
COMPUTING
On-board secure computing and communication system with Ku SATCOM Datalink, CDL LOS, UHF SATCOM/LOS, and INMARSAT.
SOFTWARE
N/A
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
N/A
MATERIALS
Lightweight, high-strength composites for wings and other parts. Standard aluminum for main fuselage.
COST
$35 million (manufacturing cost; sensors and operation not included)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.as.northropgrumman.com