12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying
By Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 06, 2018
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
The 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is responsible for keeping the RQ-4 Global Hawks here ready to fly. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve.