> our title:

RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV Passes 400,000 Flight Hours

> original title:

12th AMU Keeps Global Hawks Flying

(Source: US Air Force; issued June 06, 2018)


At Beale Air Force Base, California, maintainers from the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an RQ-4 Global Hawk for a flight. The RQ-4 platform has logged over 200,000 flight hours, and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve. (USAF photo)


BEALE AFB, Calif. --- The 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is responsible for keeping the RQ-4 Global Hawks here ready to fly. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations.

The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve.

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