29 May '14, 2pm

First flights for Global Hawk over the UK.

First flights for Global Hawk over the UK.

First Flights In UK Airspace For Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft A United States Air Force Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft has for the first time flown through UK airspace as part of a NATO trial known as Unified Vision 2014. The Global Hawk aircraft flew from an Air Base in the Mediterranean and across several European countries, including the UK, to-and-from the trial area in Norway. The aim of the flights was to inform the development of a NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, which is expected to become operational with 5 Global hawks. The ability to route remotely piloted aircraft such as Global Hawk through European airspace being fundamental to the NATO AGS system. The Global Hawk’s flights flew took place in controlled and segregated airspace at heights of approximately 50,000 feet+, well above the cruising altitude of commercial airliners, fo...

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