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2 Global Hawk ……………………………… always watching the new age of warfare and recon Mercer University school of engineering Professional practices Dr. Davis Abarra J. (aka Hawaiian) Hazelrig R. See farther Defend farther

3 Global Hawk…sky ninja WWhat is it? High Altitude, Long endurance Unmanned Recon system WWhat is it used for? Military Reconnaissance Aerial Drug traffic information provides helpful aerial info WWhat has it done? Flown 3 percent of imagery missions in Afghanistan but located 55 percent of time sensitive targets Helped solve drug traffic problems ( full article ) Image Courtesy of http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/student/graves1/project.html Aerial Recon photograph

4 specifications MMax altitude 65,000 feet MMax flight time 42 Hours WWeight 22,900 pounds FFuel 14,500 pounds of fuel PProduction Organization Northrop Grumman Corporation WWing Span 116.2 feet LLength 44.4 feet HHeight 15.2 feet AAdditional Specifications

5  This figure demonstrates how the global hawk retrieves data  Courtesy of http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/student/graves1/project.html

6 Technology applied to recon AAs stated before the global Hawk is a High Altitude, Long endurance Unmanned Recon system Simply put a remote controlled airplane that takes photographs and other information DData collection and controls as shown in the figure radio transmissions are sent to either a satellite then to the base, or directly to the base, as well vise versa Image Courtesy of http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/systems/global-hawk-pics.htm

7 Courtesy of http://www.air-attack.com/images/single/303/An-RQ-4A.htm

8 Pros vs. cons PPros No loss of pilot life Better Quality data More area surveyed per day than other technologies Always available no matter the time or weather Lower detection rate CCons Reduced Privacy High cost $$123.2 million, this includes parts and labor High failure rate due to new technology Information interception

9 Failure WWHAT HAPPENED ? Global Hawk dropped from an altitude of 41,000 feet global hawk unit cost $45 million WWHY ? global hawk received a signal to terminate from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada WWHEn ? crashed march 29 10:14 a.m. PST WWHERE ? South Range at China Lake Naval Weapons Center, California Link To full Article 33 out of the 6 units produced as of march 2002 failed 2 of the 3 were due to poor programming The other was due to mechanical failure during a mission AA prime example would be the failure of the second unit

10 Courtesy of http://www.schriever.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061012-F-7441T-001.jpg

11 Social Effects…. TThis is a new technology and new technologies are not perfected until failure happens IIt is through failure that experience is gained and technology is improved PPeople will overlook these small failures and accept this new technology due to the large amounts of positive feedback and benefits that are received from it

12 Social Affects PPublic opinion The Air Force has successfully taken a demonstration program and turned it into a war-winning capability.” said Randy Brown, director of the 303rd ASG "We are extremely pleased with the system's performance to date and the unique capability that it provides to the war fighter," says Col. Willie Nunn, chief of the Air Force's Air Combat Command Both are examples of positive feedback, which we learned can help boost a new technology into the market. BBenefits it provides provides battlefield commanders with near-real- time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. “No other system provides the persistent, real-time surveillance that Global Hawk does. Its ability to loiter where needed for 24 hours or more and provide information to the warfighter is unprecedented." said Randy Brown, director of the 303rd ASG

13 Conclusions TThe Global Hawk is a new technology that is already out performing the duties of the older TThe global hawk is expensive and does have a higher failure rate than older technologies, but it is much more efficient WWith time this new technology will slowly be perfected until it surpasses similar recon technologies

14 A link to an online video from discovery channels Future Weapons featuring the Global hawk (This is a supplementary device and is not necessary to the presentation) hhttp://video.aol.com/video- detail/futureweapons-global- hawk/2161693129

15  These are the next generation global hawk units being produced  Courtesy of http://davidszondy.com/ephemeral/archive/2006_07_01_davidszondy_archive.html

16 References  Baker, S., 23 Dec, 1999.Results of Global Hawk accident investigation board released. Aeronautical Systems Center Public Affairs. March 20,2008. http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/docs/n19991223_992288.htm. http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/docs/n19991223_992288.htm  Media Limited a subsidiary of SPG Media Group PLC, 2008. RQ-4A/B Global Hawk High-Altitude, Long-Endurance, Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft, USA. March 20, 2008.http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/global/.http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/global/  SpaceDaily. Aug 18, 2003. FAA Clears Global Hawk for Routine Operation In US National Airspace. UAV news SpaceDaily. March 20, 2008. http://www.spacedaily.com/news/uav- 03zl.html.http://www.spacedaily.com/news/uav- 03zl.html  Bonnel, P., 10/17/01. Global Hawk. Tidbitnews. March 20,2008. http://www.tidbitsnews.com/global_hawk.htm. http://www.tidbitsnews.com/global_hawk.htm  Axe, D., (Aug 6, 2006). Defense tech Inside Global Hawk[topic msg 1] message posted to http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002647.html. http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002647.html  http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/global_hawk.htm http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/global_hawk.htm  http://video.aol.com/video-detail/futureweapons-global-hawk/2161693129 http://video.aol.com/video-detail/futureweapons-global-hawk/2161693129

17  Anderson, R. (2006, May 01). Northrp Gruman’s Global Hawk Demonstrates Applicability as Surveillance Asset to Counter Drug Smuggling Operations. Northrop Gruman Integrated Systems, Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008, from http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=98147 Northrop Grumman Corp. (2006, Aug.). New Global Hawk production aircraft surpass 1,000 combat hours. Military and Aerospace Electronics, 17, 2-2. Retrieved Aug., 2006, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=3&hid=106&sid=58d68352-5c7a- 4240-97de-f50ff779bf50%40sessionmgr102 Academic Search Complete database  McGee, C. (2006, Aug. 02). Global Hawk Passes 10,000 flight Hours Milestone. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008, from http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123024419  Merle, R. (2004, Dec. 07). Price of Global Hawk Surveillance Program Rises. Washington Post. p. A17-A17. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41769-2004Dec6.html  SPG Media, (2006, Jan.). RQ-4A/B Global Hawk High-Altitude, Long-Endurance, Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft, USA. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008, from http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/global/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/global/


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