Report: Northrop To Unveil New Global Hawk-Like Drone

Northrop Grumman will unveil a new drone that could fly for more than 24 hours and is modeled off the Global Hawk Drone, AOL Defense reports.

According to Richard Whittle and Colin Clark, the company will announce the MQ-4C, also known as the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone, on June 14.

The BAMS can fly missions at a range of up to 9,550 miles and has a 360-degree view of what is on the ground, as opposed to scanning toward one side or the other, according to the report.

ITT Exelis developed the radar for scanning the ground over a 110 degree-field to either side of the drone’s nose and 20 degrees up or down.

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