It's here! Global Hawk makes historic unmanned flight to Robins

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The RQ-4 Global Hawk has landed at Robins. 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.

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. Plus, the establishment of a Building Based Launch and Recovery Element will allow for launch, landing and ground recovery operations of the aircraft.

While there are no plans to alter the current programmed depot maintenance structure, the Air Force recognizes that having an organic maintenance capability for Global Hawk enhances our ability to manage the fleet and keep this resource flying.

 Images and video of the arrival are available at: