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Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work.

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work.

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, a Global Hawk is prepped for a mission at an undisclosed location.

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, a Global Hawk is prepped for a mission at an undisclosed location.

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, members of the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron complete post-flight checks on a Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 1, 2017. The completion of this mission marked 1,000 consecutive sorties without a maintenance cancel while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. These remotely piloted aircraft have provided a critical communication bridge between multi-national Coalition assets working to defeat ISIS in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, members of the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron complete post-flight checks on a Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 1, 2017. The completion of this mission marked 1,000 consecutive sorties without a maintenance cancel while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. These remotely piloted aircraft have provided a critical communication bridge between multi-national Coalition assets working to defeat ISIS in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. The one pictured was used to assist Japan in disaster relief and recovery efforts in 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. The one pictured was used to assist Japan in disaster relief and recovery efforts in 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, an RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. (Courtesy photo)

Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, an RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. (Courtesy photo)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.

This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint /paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery Element will allow for launch, landing and ground recovery operations of the aircraft – all new to Robins. 

Robins will provide an organic paint capability. This work is necessary to prevent corrosion  and  deterioration of the aircraft to keep it operating at full mission performance.

The RQ-4 Global Hawk has become a critical asset to combatant commanders who use this aerial platform for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions necessary to root out ISIS targets.

It provides a clear picture of enemy positions in a battle management arsenal to effectively integrate with other aircraft and ground assets to prevail over hostile forces.

This Global Hawk workload further cements Robins Air Force Base as a vital mission capability in support of Air Force and Defense Department operations worldwide.