The Republic Of Korea is expected to sign a letter of acceptance for the procurement of four Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks worth $1.2 billion.
According to a Flightglobal report, Northrop Grumman officials have said that they are awaiting Seoul’s confirmation of the acquisition.
In late 2012, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible $1.2 billion South Korean deal. Although the aircraft is described as a Block 30, the Congressional notification specifically mentioned the Raytheon Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite (EISS), standard equipment on the earlier Block 20.
The company is also confident that Japan will obtain three Global Hawks, and says a foreign military sales (FMS) document is being drawn up for Australia’s perusal.
The commander of Air Combat Command declared initial operational capability for the RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Aug. 10
GE-Aviation today announced that it is under contract to supply flight control actuation, electrical power generation & control, emergency power and other aircraft systems for use on the RQ-4 ‘Block 20’ Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. “GE provided significant fuselage systems to the first RQ-4 ‘Block 10’ Global Hawk aircraft,” said John Ferrie, President of GE’s Aviation Systems
Global Hawk took part in Unified Vision 2014 (UV14), NATO's largest trial of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) capability. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, a derivative of the Global Hawk
Northrop Grumman has been selected by AgustaWestland to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. Developed by Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division's subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-110 Inertial Reference System and the LCR‑300A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System have been chosen as standard inertial navigation products for the advanced AW609 TiltRotor
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