Northrop to turn over first Range Hawk drones to DOD testing center in 2025

By Vanessa Montalbano / February 29, 2024 at 12:13 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct year Northrop Grumman expects to transfer Range Hawk drones to the Pentagon's Test Resource Management Center. It is 2025, not 2024 as originally reported.) The Air Force's plan to retrofit its RQ-4 Global Hawk intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting drones for hypersonic missile testing is on track for initial fielding in 2025, Doug Shaffer, vice president for airborne ISR&T programs at Northrop Grumman, told Inside Defense . Northrop,...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.