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Avalon Airshow 2009 - Northrop still hopes for Korean RQ-4 release

10th March 2009 - 09:55 GMT | by in Avalon


Northrop Grumman says that it remains hopeful that it will secure release approvals for export of its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air system to Seoul, confirming that the US State Department is again reviewing release provisions to the South Korea.

Northrop Grumman’s head of high altitude UAS business development Tom Twomey says South Korea continues to express interest in acquiring the system. He says Global Hawk is “ideal” for providing surveillance of the rugged Korean peninsula terrain, with high altitude systems remaining a priority for Seoul’s capability planners. “It is ideal for that particular part of the world”.

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