The South Korean Air Force will set up an airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) unit in December which will be equipped with two RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Two Global Hawk UAVs are expected to be delivered to the Korean Air Force next year under a 2014 contract with the United States, with two more to arrive in 2019.
The assets are expected to improve South Korea's capability to monitor North Korea's nuclear and missile activities, adding to its Peace Eye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) system aircraft.
The new airborne ISR unit will be launched Dec. 1 this year, the Air Force told lawmakers during an annual audit session, Yonhap News reported Friday.
The Air Force already has an ISR battalion, but it has decided to create a higher-level one to operate Global Hawk drones and analyze the data collected by them, Yonhap added.
The Global Hawk, which features high-altitude and long-endurance flight, is known for persistent near-real-time coverage using imagery intelligence (IMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT) and moving target indicator (MTI) sensors.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $130 million contract for the Japan Global Hawk program. This contract includes long lead material to initiate the program for three global hawk block 30 (I) surveillance air vehicles, two ground control elements, enhanced integrated sensor suite, spares, and a site survey, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
South Korea has set to manufacture components for USA's Global Hawk Unmanned aircraft systems( UAS). The Global Hawk drones deliver a broad overview and systematic intelligence of target areas by using high-resolution radar and long-range electro-optical and infrared sensors
Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk has been upgraded to deliver round-the-clock intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communication support to ground forces and aerial platforms conducting missions in Operation Inherent Resolve. The maintainers, assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the RQ-4 Global Hawk, USAF announced today
Northrop Grumman announced Monday that it will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Republic of Korea's Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions
The South Korean Air Force (SKAF) has created a bigger airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) unit to monitor Pyongyangs nuclear and missile activities. The new unit plans to introduce two RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles next year under a 2014 contract with the US, with two more to arrive in 2019,
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