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A recently released Air Force report shows that it is less expensive for the service to conduct a variety of high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance missions using the RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk aircraft than using the U-2 spy plane.
Two powerful lawmakers are asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to join them in their effort to block an Air Force plan to obtain "relief" from a congressional mandate that would require the purchase of three RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.
The Air Force wants to empty its Gorgon Stare accounts and freeze the production requirements of the sensor program in order to save upwards of $56 million and spend that money on other "critical" needs.
- X-51A Official: Test Data Could Enhance Future Systems' Survivability
- New Security Assistance Projects Focus On African Counterterrorism Efforts
- DOD Outlines Scope Of China's Anti-Access, Area-Denial Capabilities
- U.N. Report Calls For Moratorium On Autonomous Weapons Systems
- Gray Eagle Full-Rate Production Review Set For Late May
- Air Force: Hypersonic X-51A Waverider Flies Mach 5 In Key Test
- Marines Use Cargo UAS Capability In Retrograde Missions
- Army Finds FY-13 Savings In UAS Reset Strategy
- Walker Highlights Major USAF Science And Technology Priorities
- Unable To Find Any Takers, DOD Ends Stratospheric-Skimming Global Observer UAV
- Navy: Drones Will Operate More Independently Underwater
- DOD Plans $45 Million New-Start Program To Focus On EW, Cyber
- Winter: CNO Signed Capabilities Development Document For UCLASS
- Air Force Report To Congress On Global Hawk Block 30 Divestiture
- House Lawmakers' Letter To DOD On Global Hawk
- Senate Authorizers' Hearing On The Air Force's FY-14 Budget
- DOD's Draft FY-13 Reprogramming Request
- U.N. Report On Autonomous Weapons
- House Hearing On The Air Force's FY-14 Budget Request
- Air Force FY-14 Procurement Budget Justification Books
- Air Force FY-14 RDT&E Budget Justification Books
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