Tag Archives: Global Hawk

John Mikal Named MTSI Site Lead for Edwards Air Force Base

John Mikal, an Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel and test pilot for the KC-46A tanker aircraft, has been appointed by Modern Technology Solutions Inc. as site lead for the company’s operations at Edwards Air Force Base in California. MTSI said Tuesday Mikal succeeds Don Blanton, who was recently promoted to director of the …

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Firstec, KJF Deliver Components to Northrop for South Korea’s Global Hawk

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Northrop Grumman has received component parts from Korea Jig and Fixture and Firstec for integration with South Korea’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Northrop said Thursday it received deliveries of KJF-built aerospace-grade machine parts after Firstec handed the wire harnesses designed to transmit electrical signals for the UAS early this …

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UltiSat to Offer Bandwidth Support for Pacific Command’s Global Hawk UAVs

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UltiSat has been awarded a potential $4.1 million task order to provide Ku-frequency bandwidth support for the U.S. Pacific Command‘s fleet of Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles. The company said Wednesday the task order requires bandwidth support for GH Ku-band earth terminals and Tri-band Tactical Field Terminals at the Kadena Air …

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Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Receives William W. Otterson Award; Mick Jaggers Comments

Northrop Grumman has received a technology recognition for the company’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system from San Diego-based innovation company accelerator Connect. Connect presented the William W. Otterson Award at the company’s Most Innovative New Products ceremony on Dec. 1, 2015, Northrop said Tuesday. “Global Hawk has always been on the cutting …

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Northrop Tests Open Mission Systems Platform on B-2 Bomber

Northrop Grumman has completed a series of test flights for its open mission systems platform aboard a stealth bomber. The test flight sought to evaluate the OMS architecture’s capability to receive threat data from Gulfstream G550 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft and allow a B-2 Spirit strike bomber carry out an auto-routing …

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Northrop Demos Open Mission Systems on NASA Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman has concluded the flight test for its new open mission systems architecture onboard a NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. The flight was intended to demonstrate the architecture’s ability to transmit a payload command and receive subsystem status response over a Ku SATCOM communications link between the Global Hawk and …

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Northrop Unveils NATO Ground Surveillance Aircraft; Jim Edge, Janis Pamiljans Comment

Northrop Grumman has built a ground surveillance aircraft for NATO that is intended to fulfill the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements of the alliance. The wide area surveillance Global Hawk system features a multiplatform radar technology insertion program sensor that works to transmit operational data to commanders, Northrop said Thursday. NATO will use …

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Raytheon to Supply Ground Segments for Northrop-Built Global Hawk in South Korea

Raytheon will provide ground stations for Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems based in South Korea under a $45.7 million contract with Northrop Grumman. The work to supply one building-based and one mobile ground segment to support four of the Korean surveillance planes will occur in Dulles, Virginia through mid-2019, Raytheon said Monday. Todd Probert, …

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