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Farnborough 2010: CENTCOM to receive upgraded Global Hawks by 2011

19th July 2010 - 17:29 GMT | by Andrew White in Farnborough

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US Central Command (CENTCOM) will replace its existing fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 10 unmanned aerial systems with Block 30 vehicles in 2011, according to Northrop Grumman.

Speaking to Unmanned Vehicles at the Farnborough International Air Show on 19 July, company officials said initial operating tests and evaluation (IOT&E) on Block 30 air frames would be completed by the end of the year before any deployment could take place in 2011. CENTCOM is responsible for US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Northrop Grumman's business development director for high altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs, Ed Walby told UV that US

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