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Global Hawk arrives Down Under in style

28th February 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Melbourne

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After a 13h flight from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam, a USAF RQ-4B Block 40 Global Hawk touched down at Avalon near Melbourne. This marks the first time that a Global Hawk has flown into any air show during the daytime.

While Global Hawks have appeared at overseas air shows plenty of times before, including the Avalon Air Show, they always fly in at night because the airspace is less congested in host countries, explained 1st Lt Tim Lukenbaugh, 69 Reconnaissance Group, Air Combat Command of the USAF.

With the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) buying the closely related MQ-4C

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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