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Farnborough 2010: Diplomatic first for Euro Hawk

22nd July 2010 - 12:52 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Farnborough

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The Northrop Grumman/EADS RQ-4E Euro Hawk high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) signals intelligence (SIGINT) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is scheduled to make its second flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California on 22 July.

The UAV made its first flight on 29 June. Jim Kohn, Northrop Grumman's Euro Hawk programme director, told reporters at the Farnborough International Air Show, that the flight made history as the first by a foreign-owned UAV in American airspace. The German government needed to request diplomatic clearance from the US State Department to enable the Euro Hawk to make the six minute transit from Northrop Grumman's Palmdale,

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Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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