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Airmen from the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit hoist an engine into an RQ-4 Global Hawk Jan. 25, 2018, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 and 12th AMU Airmen recently returned to Beale after a major refurbishment was performed. The Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Wesley Sullivan) Maintenance Airmen work together to bring Global Hawk back to the fight
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In August of 2016 an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Beale suffered a catastrophic fault in its oil system during a mission. The aircrew acted decisively to safely remotely-pilot the aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Last month, a group of maintenance Airmen from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 12th
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Default Air Force Logo Global Hawk travels to Robins for refurbishment
An RQ-4 Global Hawk flew to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on May 23, 2017 from Beale to receive a new, organic paint refurbishment. It marks the first time an unmanned aerial vehicle of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex and gone through airframe restoration.
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