Global Hawk

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  • By Roland Leach
  • Robins Public Affairs

The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.

This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint /paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery Element will allow for launch, landing and ground recovery operations of the aircraft – all new to Robins. 

Robins will provide an organic paint capability. This work is necessary to prevent corrosion  and  deterioration of the aircraft to keep it operating at full mission performance.

The RQ-4 Global Hawk has become a critical asset to combatant commanders who use this aerial platform for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions necessary to root out ISIS targets.

It provides a clear picture of enemy positions in a battle management arsenal to effectively integrate with other aircraft and ground assets to prevail over hostile forces.

This aircraft provides multi-intelligence operations for six combatant commanders, and has been recognized as the safest aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

This Global Hawk workload further cements Robins Air Force Base as a vital mission capability in support of Air Force and Defense Department operations worldwide.