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November 2005 edition

Success for UAV testing

Vought Aircraft Industries has delivered its first enhanced wing to Northrop Grumman for the US Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle, following the wing’s successful testing earlier this year.

The improved UAV will accommodate a larger payload while maintaining current platform performance specifications.

Vought is scheduled to build seven production wings for the new RQ-4B model, with options for future production lots of the new wing configuration. The company has built two RQ-4B prototype wings and is producing another article for testing ultimate loads. ....

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