Military Embedded Systems

RQ-4 Global Hawk to receive ground segment upgrades

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August 23, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

RQ-4 Global Hawk to receive ground segment upgrades
Photo by Northrop Grumman

SAN DIEGO. U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center officials tasked Northrop Grumman to modernize the ground segment for the Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

Officials say the ground segment modernization effort will provide the RQ-4 with a modular and scalable cockpit architecture, as well as improved command and control capacity across all sensors and missions.

The system will replace legacy hardware at Beale Air Force Base and Grand Forks Air Force Base. Engineers will also configure the system with open system compliant hardware and cybersecurity enhancements.

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