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Northrop Grumman launches Global Hawk RQ-4 UAV for Japan

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According to the US Department of Defense, the US Air Force Command concluded with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems an initial contract for the purchase of materials with long lead times for the production of three RQ-4 UAVs 30 (I) Global Hawk under the program “Foreign Military Sales” , two ground control stations, enhanced integrated detection toolkits (EISS), and the creation of the necessary infrastructure for the Japan Self-Defense Forces.


Northrop Grumman launches Global Hawk RQ-4 UAV for Japan


The cost of the signed contract amounted to 130,469 million dollars. The work will be carried out at the company's enterprise in San Diego (California) and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2018.

As previously reported, Japan at the end of 2014 of the year announced the selection of a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle of long-duration RQ-4 Global Hawk by Northrop Grumman to equip the Self-Defense Forces.

In November 2015, the US State Department approved a potential Japanese supply within the framework of the Foreign Military Sales program of three UAVs RQ-4 30 (I) Global Hawk block with EISS, 16 detection kits and inertial / GPS navigation systems, as well as other contract related equipment, parts and services. The total cost of the sale could be 1,2 billion dollars, reports "TSAMTO"
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  1. DEPARTMENT
    DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 17: 28
    +1
    They will rip off the Japanese like sticky .. But after all, Japan, if they had allowed her, they could have invented such a thing ..! A smart and efficient nation, if it weren’t for the USA, we would have agreed with Japan!
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 11 October 2017 18: 24
      +2
      Yes, prices for Amer’s products leave us confident that a lot of such goods will not happen ... hi
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    2. Maz
      Maz 11 October 2017 21: 09
      0
      Let them build, but it will be necessary to monitor the bridge and the tunnel to the mainland between Japan and Sakhalin
    3. 73bor
      73bor 11 October 2017 23: 45
      0
      I don’t understand one thing: where, against the background of a drone, is the universal human dream of flying, it all resembles an aircraft model circle in the Pioneer House! bully
      1. just exp
        just exp 12 October 2017 02: 25
        0
        2 days hanging over an object, take pity on flyers.
  2. Komsomol
    Komsomol 11 October 2017 17: 30
    +5
    These are flowers, Japanese (3 UAVs RQ-4 “Global Hawk”) - there will be berries in front ... Prepare your moneywink
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 11 October 2017 18: 00
      +1
      Quote: Komsomol
      These are flowers, Japanese (

      The occupation of Japan goes further, and for its own money!
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 11 October 2017 23: 06
        +2
        Quote: Tol100v
        The occupation of Japan goes further, and for its own money!

        Why are Globac Haukas bad? The fact that not Russian ?!
        1. MadCat
          MadCat 12 October 2017 06: 53
          +1
          Quote: Normal ok
          Why are Globac Haukas bad? The fact that not Russian ?!

          Do not stop people from remembering Soviet slogans about the decaying west!
  3. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 11 October 2017 17: 31
    +2
    Japan is still occupied. And he will do what the mattresses say. Stalin had to sign a peace treaty, and not turn his nose back. We are now to disentangle ...
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 11 October 2017 17: 59
      0
      Japan signed an act of surrender. which consolidated the results of the three world. And the Japanese, with the help of a peace treaty, want to review these results in their favor. And where does Stalin? The theme of the peace treaty is striped. The Kuril ridge pushes the positioning area very strongly by the US Navy to strike at the Russian Far East
    2. tol100v
      tol100v 11 October 2017 18: 03
      0
      Quote: Dzafdet
      . Stalin had to sign a peace treaty, and not turn his nose. We are now to disentangle ...

      And where does the contract? For 70 years he has not wavered us, and he should not worry as much! Let Japan have a headache!
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  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 11 October 2017 17: 33
    +1
    Gold is for the price, and if it is scammed, or it will sit "accidentally" with neighbors, then the Yankees will rip off their own genitalia! !! lol This is a confirmation of the colonial position of Japan. The United States graciously allowed us to spend the dough carriage for the purchase of American weapons and equipment, and not for creating our own analogues.
    1. Topgun
      Topgun 11 October 2017 20: 40
      0
      This can fly without GPS - absolutely autonomously, how are you going to plant it?
      1. just exp
        just exp 12 October 2017 02: 26
        0
        the inertia is also amenable to interference.
        1. sa-ag
          sa-ag 12 October 2017 12: 57
          0
          Quote: just explo
          the inertia is also amenable to interference.

          can be more?
  5. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 11 October 2017 17: 36
    0
    Why do they need such an ashtray? It seems so far they have not called themselves “exceptional” aloud.
  6. san4es
    san4es 11 October 2017 17: 45
    +2
    ... to the production of UAV RQ-4 Global Hawk for Japan

    ... and these are already "hacked"
    A virus has been detected in the on-board computers of the American drone Predator and Reaper drone computers that copies all the operator’s commands,
  7. rudolff
    rudolff 11 October 2017 18: 20
    +5
    Chic device. We would have such a few pieces in the Arctic version and it would be possible to control the entire Arctic from Kola to Chukotka.
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 19: 22
      0
      Quote: rudolff
      Chic device. We would have such a few pieces in the Arctic version and it would be possible to control the entire Arctic from Kola to Chukotka.

      We have satellites for this .. And these little things, for different provocations!
      1. Topgun
        Topgun 11 October 2017 20: 48
        +1
        even Americans do not have satellites covering everything, and you say “with us” + from what height and what do the satellites “see”? those that "hang" above the ground so far that they don’t see anything at all, the lower the orbit the more the satellite sees but the less time it spends on the desired point - that’s how, childishly, on the fingers for the "experts" ...
        This UAV sees a lot more and you can always have it above the desired point, unlike satellites ...
        1. DEPARTMENT
          DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 20: 54
          0
          Quote: Topgun
          This UAV sees a lot more and you can always have it above the desired point, unlike satellites ..

          Well, you know better in Ukraine, of course .. the Air Force you all beat and the Navy no .. hehe
          1. okko077
            okko077 12 October 2017 00: 23
            +2
            The speculation was listened to, and now in essence ... A very interesting contract, how can the Japanese manage and exchange information for him? The States will not let them in their global systems, and the equipment provided will ensure flights only in a certain position area ... We cannot have such a device, we will not even be able to sell part of the "infrastructure" to it like the Japanese .. Even if we steal such UAV, we will not be able to use it globally like the USA ... We do not have such equipment .... And if you buy from China or Israel, the equipment that they sell will provide a small position area, slightly more than a toy with a remote control from store, despite the huge capabilities of the UAV in terms of radius and time of flight. And letting such a miracle in an uncontrolled mode without exchanging information is stupid, but ours can, or rather are able to ... What they can do in Syria ... That's why we do not have and will not only have shock drone, but also decent decent UAV ... And our nerds from the General Staff do not understand this, and did not even start to itch ....
            1. rudolff
              rudolff 12 October 2017 09: 04
              +2
              You are partly right. To create ground-based stationary or mobile control centers is not a problem, but the provision of such UAVs with satellite communication channels is a big question. I remember closer to the end of the service the submarine commanders were given Iridium satellite communications tubes on an emergency basis for emergency cases. It would be funny if it were not so sad. All these domestic Strela, Messenger, ESSS and so on - were not able to provide reliable satellite communications. A new ISSS is under construction, but at what stage it is not known. In any case, in the same Syria, we still use the same Iridium or the like. If not the equipment itself, then leased communication channels.
              Regarding the UAV, the control is possible with the aircraft. How is it planned to do with the marine MQ-4C Triton. Managed from Poseidons. But in this case, yes, the area of ​​action is limited, not global, as in Hawke.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 11 October 2017 18: 34
    0
    Americans are so afraid of technology leakage that it’s not so simple with these UAVs. They can belong to the Japanese, but the Americans still control them. In essence, you need to give money to keep it in your hangar
  9. Magic archer
    Magic archer 11 October 2017 19: 11
    +1
    Question: Why do Japan need these drones ?! It is useful only against countries with primitive air defense. And the main rivals of the samurai are We and China. Against whom are they going to use them ?!
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 19: 19
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      Quote: Magic Archer
      Question: Why do Japan need these drones ?! It is useful only against countries with primitive air defense. And the main rivals of the samurai are We and China. Against whom are they going to use them ?!

      These UAVs are very convenient for provocations ... These are not scouts, but drums!
      Imagine if such a person flies into the territory of the DPRK and shoots (after all, the US will have a parallel control panel) And the carnage will begin ..
      1. rudolff
        rudolff 11 October 2017 19: 46
        +1
        They were never shocked.
        1. DEPARTMENT
          DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 20: 09
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          Quote: rudolff
          They were never shocked.

          And even a small racket can not be hung on them ..? he he
          It’s like to observe the nature and migration of fauna and flora ..)))))
          1. rudolff
            rudolff 11 October 2017 21: 06
            +1
            Including nature. NASA used these in the AV version to monitor the atmosphere. We would be useful including for monitoring the NSR and the boundaries of pack ice. Such technology, capable of hanging over a day at an altitude of almost 20 km from a ton of payload, is probably no more.
            1. DEPARTMENT
              DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 21: 13
              0
              Quote: rudolff
              Including nature. NASA used these in the AV version to monitor the atmosphere. We would be useful including for monitoring NSR and pack ice boundaries. Such technology, capable of hanging over a day at an altitude of almost 20 km from a ton of payload, is probably no more.

              Well, Dimon would buy everything from the USA! Putin does not allow, you need to have your own ...
    2. okko077
      okko077 12 October 2017 09: 48
      0
      And to spy on us and on China, open air defense and ...., while sharing information with the United States, not even knowing about it ... And the pi_ndos will substitute them if that ... Like we don’t know - it's all Japanese by own initiative. This is our problem in the future ...
    3. sa-ag
      sa-ag 12 October 2017 13: 00
      0
      Quote: Magic Archer
      . Against whom are they going to use them ?!

      You have already called - China, will be suspended in the area of ​​the Spratly Islands to monitor the situation
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 11 October 2017 20: 37
    +4
    In Japan, sho kamikaze ended? But what about the samurai spirit, before victory in the glory of Mikado?
    Ehhhh, and these went crazy ... democratized. crying
  11. LPD17
    LPD17 11 October 2017 23: 12
    0
    Almaz-Antey begins assembling S-400 divisional kits for the DPRK and Syria (payment !!! get a 99-year lease of bases and WITHOUT any cancellation of debts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 12 October 2017 08: 31
      +4
      They are now very hot!
      When these complexes will be ready ... if at all ours will harness under this business.
      And even some divisions of any C - *** will not save sales from a massive attack by such a weak ban ... coalition !!!
      Schaub to create a complete air defense system needs a lot of money and time !!!
      So their only defense is the threat to give a full answer no matter what !!!