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Capt. Thomas, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot, conducts a walk around a RQ-4 Global Hawk prior to takeoff Nov. 1, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Thomas fulfilled the role of “Hawkeye”. Hawkeye is the call sign for the designated RQ-4 Pilot who performs pre-flight inspections before departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bobby Cummings) An eye for an eye
The RQ-4 Global Hawk, serves as the U.S. Air Force high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. Global Hawks are loaded with an integrated sensor suite and cameras capable of providing global all-weather, day or night ISR, however while on the ground visibility for pilots operating the aircraft from within the Mission Control Element (MCE) is limited. That is where “Hawkeye” fulfills its role.
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