Global Hawk passes 2000.
The US Air Force's RQ-4A Global Hawk drone recently passed the 2000 combat flight hour milestone, giving the combined systems an overall mileage of over 4000, this since its first flight in February 1998. In addition to its combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq the Global Hawk has been deployed to Florida, Australia and Germany. In April of 2001 a Global Hawk aircraft completed the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean, flying from Edwards Air force Base, California to Edinburgh, South Australia--effectively cementing its place in the Guinness Book of World Records with a 13,840 km flight.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2004|
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