Air Force defers plan to modernize RQ-4 communications, reviewing development resources

By Sara Sirota  
October 1, 2019 at 2:21 PM
The Air Force has indefinitely delayed an effort to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk's communications network and is "in the process of assessing and realigning resources" for the unmanned aerial vehicle program's many development projects. The service "has elected to defer the Communication System Modernization Program for the near term in order to focus government and contractor resources on other ongoing, higher priority modernization and sustainment efforts," Brian Brackens, an Air Force Materiel Command spokesman, said in an email Monday...

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