Senators want Air Force to use retired Global Hawks for hypersonic flight-test work

By Briana Reilly / October 19, 2021 at 2:11 PM
Senate appropriators aren’t looking to stand in the way of the Air Force’s planned divestment of a portion of its Global Hawk fleet, though they’re hoping the service will direct some of the aircraft toward ongoing hypersonic flight-testing efforts. Lawmakers in the report accompanying the Senate Appropriations Committee’s mark of the fiscal year 2022 spending bill, released Monday , wrote that they supported the Air Force’s plan to retire the Block 20 and Block 30 RQ-4s, leaving the Block 40...

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