30 May '14, 11am

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

View Photo Gallery » Drone pilots from Detachment 1, 69th Reconnaissance Group talk to Japanese reporters about the Global Hawk surveillance plane at Misawa Air Base, Japan, on Friday. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Related Air Force plans drone upgrade to replace U-2 planes The Air Force will spend $1.9 billion over 10 years upgrading Global Hawk drones to take over missions flown by U-2 surveillance planes starting in 2016, officials said. US to deploy Global Hawks to Misawa, Japan Global Hawks, America’s largest unmanned surveillance aircraft, will fly out of Japan for the first time this summer, the Air Force says. Global Hawks shifting from Guam to Japan base for summer Moving U.S. unmanned aircraft from Guam to mainland Japan this summer will put them closer to the places they will monitor. Stars and Stripes coverage of the Pa...

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