Tag: RQ-4 Global Hawk

Navigational issue behind June 2017 RQ-4B crash
The RQ-4B, from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, California, was conducting a ferry flight from Edwards AFB, California, to Beale AFB at the time of incident According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB), an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of...
"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
RQ-4 Global Hawk drones along with RC-135 and P-8A Poseidon spy planes approach the southern Russian border at 10-15 km distance According to Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov, Commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of Russia’s Southern Military District, U.S. spy planes often fly very close to the Russian border during their flights over the Black Sea. In fact...
In her 11-year career, Tech. Sgt. Courtney has been a part of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance career field filling various roles such as imagery analyst and sensor operator for the MQ-1 Predator and the RQ-4 Global Hawk After having completed Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Training on Aug. 4, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Tech. Sgt. Courtney...
The RQ-4 is the third advanced air asset after the USMC F-35Bs and the U.S. Navy E-2Ds, that the U.S. deployed in Japan in the last few months The U.S. Air Force (USAF) plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to Oct. 2017. As explained in the article U.S. deploys...
The U-2 fleet is small, so the T-38 is used to provide instrument and general flight training which keeps pilots current and proficient. Along with the U-2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the T-38 Talon can be found in the sky above Beale Air Force Base (AFB). While the T-38 may not directly provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance...
When the situation was declared an emergency the RQ-4 was around 400 miles off the coast of California As told by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs in his article RQ-4 pilots act decisively to save aircraft, being separated by hundreds, or even thousands of miles from your aircraft is an experience unique to the remotely piloted...
This system has supported world-wide missions across multiple Air Force commands and in support of numerous operations On Dec. 15, 2016 a U-2 Dragon Lady, flying from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, performed the final sortie for one of its mission systems, as reported by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile 380th Air Expeditionary Wing...