Global Hawk utilized by Air Force in battle management system exerciseNews
August 20, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk, with imagery and signals intelligence collection capabilities, was utilized by the U.S. Air Force during Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) exercises for the U.S. European Command.
According to the company, Global Hawk is an autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR) platform for the Air Force and global partners.
To meet future operational needs, Global Hawk is designed to extend and connect beyond its traditional strategic ISR mission and serve as an airborne network edge node, providing persistent communications relay and secure processing without putting personnel in harm’s way.
Officials claim these capabilities will be critical to helping realize the Department of Defense’s Joint-All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) vision.